Carlos Ruiz Named NL Player Of The Week

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was named National League Player of the Week on Monday.

In six games last week, Ruiz paced the Major Leagues with a .500 batting average (11-for-22) and a .593 on-base percentage.

His seven RBI ranked first in the National League while his 20 total bases were tied for the League’s top mark. Ruiz also ranked second in the League with eight runs scored and a .909 slugging percentage, and his 11 hits were tied for second.

Ruiz helped propel the Phillies to a 6-5 win in Saturday’s second game of a three-game set at Arizona, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and playing a key role in the Phillies’ four-run rally in the eighth inning. Down 5-2, Ruiz hit a run-scoring single before scoring the go-ahead run on Ben Revere’s single.

Ruiz got the week off to a hot start, going a combined…

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