Green powers his way to NL Player of the Week honors

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green, who hit nine home runs this past week, has been named the National League Player of the Week for May 20-26.

Last Thursday in Milwaukee, Green tied a major league record by becoming the 14th player to hit four homers in a game.

He tied another major league mark by scoring six times and his 19 total bases broke Joe Adcock’s major league record set in 1954.

Green hit another homer on Friday in Arizona and two more against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He became the first player to hit seven home runs over three consecutive games.

Green batted .593 (16-for-27) and drove in 17 runs and scored 14 for the week.

He also had a slugging percentage of 1.741.

The nine homers were the most ever in the National League, breaking the mark of eight shared by Ralph Kiner, Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.

Brian Giles of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the runner-up for the award after hitting .652 with five homers and 12 RBI during the week.

Todd Walker of the Cincinnati Reds, Fred McGriff of the Chicago Cubs, Jose Jimenez and Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies, Luis Castillo of the Florida Marlins, Jose Vidro of the Montreal Expos, Julio Lugo of the Houston Astros, and Woody Williams and Jason Simontacchi of the St.

Louis Cardinals were other players nominated for the honor.

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