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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

AL Player of the Week - June 9-15

Sabathia named AL Player of the Week
Indians left-hander rewarded for two strong starts

C.C. Sabathia's Cy Young form has evaded him for much of this season. Not last week, though. The Indians' ace had it hook, line and sinker. His two starts last week had Indians fans reminiscing of his 19-win, American League Cy Young Award-winning performances of last season. For his efforts, he earned a pair of wins and on Monday, the big left-hander was named AL Player of the Week. But in his two starts last week, he looked like his old dominant self. He tossed a complete-game shutout against the Twins on Tuesday, and followed it up by outdueling four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux on Sunday. In those starts, he permitted just three runs, 11 hits and one walk while striking out 15.

Hopefully, J.D. Drew's week did not go unnoticed. Three Red Sox players have received the 'award' this season: John Lester (May 19-25), Kevin Youkilis (May 5-11) and Manny Ramirez (Apr 14-20).

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