Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, May 25, the league announced today. He shares the award with Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordoñez.
On May 19 against the Royals, Lester became the 18th pitcher in Red Sox history to throw a no-hitter. The 24-year-old lefthander threw 130 pitches and struck out nine. He also earned both his first complete game and shutout.
For the week, Lester went 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 14.0 IP. This is the first such award he has earned in his career