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Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles named Bank of America presents the American League Player of the Week
07/26/2010 3:06 PM ET
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott has been named Bank of America Presents the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 25th. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the American League and National League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Scott, who was activated from the disabled list at the start of the week, led the American League with four home runs while posting a .481 (13-for-27) batting average. The 32-year-old finished second in the league with a 1.037 slugging percentage and added three doubles, six runs scored and eight RBI. Luke hit safely in each of his seven games during the week and recorded five multi-hit contests. On July 20th against Tampa Bay, Scott collected his ninth career multi-homer contest, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Baltimore's 11-10 extra-inning victory. On July 23rd against the visiting Minnesota Twins, the left-handed hitting slugger hit a two-run, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, leading the O's to a 3-2 win. The following day, Scott again connected for a two-run homer, marking the second time this season he has homered in consecutive games. The De Leon Springs, Florida native is hitting .296 with 16 home runs and 38 RBI on the season, and currently has a 10-game hitting streak dating back to June 27th. This marks Luke's third career weekly award (previous: June 1, 2009).

Other noteworthy performances by position players included Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (.500, 2 HR, 6 2B, 9 RBI); Jack Cust (.412, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1.118 SLG) of the Oakland Athletics; and Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young (.452, 2 HR, 11 RBI). Pitchers who received consideration were Tampa Bay Rays hurler Wade Davis (2-0, 14.1 IP, 7 SO); Tommy Hunter (2-0, 13.1 IP, 4 SO) of the Texas Rangers; and Twins pitcher Carl Pavano, who tossed a complete-game shutout on Thursday at Baltimore.

The Bank of America Presents the American League Player of the Week, Luke Scott, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, which is available at MLB.com.

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