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Minnesota's Revere, Oakland's Weeks Voted Co-Winners of the Gillette Presents American League Rookie of the Month Award for June07/05/2011 4:43 PM ET
Minnesota Twins outfielder Ben Revere and Oakland Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks have been named the co-winners of the Gillette presents American League Rookie of the Month Award for June.
Revere and Weeks finished in a tie atop the monthly voting. In 25 games, Revere batted .294 (30-102) with 14 runs, four doubles, a triple, nine RBI and seven stolen bases. In 21 games, Weeks batted .309 (25-81) with seven doubles, three triples, six RBI and six stolen bases.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Revere collected 11 multi-hit games during June. His career-best 11-game hitting streak stretched from May 17th-June 8th, featuring a .372 (16-for-43) batting average and five RBI. The 23-year-old Revere, who was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on June 2nd, collected a game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning at Cleveland on June 8th, capping his first career three-hit game and also his first two-RBI effort. In 44 games this season, the 5'9" Revere is batting .265 with 18 runs scored, 10 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Revere was a first round selection (28th overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
Weeks, whose first name is pronounced JUH-mile, was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on June 7th. He went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in his second Major League game on June 8th at Baltimore. Jemile, the brother of Milwaukee Brewers All-Star Rickie Weeks, posted three triples in his first seven games overall. On June 21st at Citi Field, Weeks scored three runs in going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks in a 7-3 win over the New York Mets. The University of Miami product also posted three-hit games in a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on June 19th and in a 4-1 decision at Philadelphia on June 25th. Only two players in Oakland A's history posted more hits in their first 24 careers games than Jemile's 29.
Other rookies who received votes include Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb (2-0, 1.96 ERA, 18.1 IP, 12 SO); Seattle Mariners pitcher Michael Pineda (1-3, 3.03 ERA, 38.2 IP, 33 SO); Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitchers Tyler Chatwood (2-2, 2.78 ERA, 32.1 IP, 21 SO) and Jordan Walden (1-1, 2.61 ERA, 6 saves); and New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (3-1, 3.58 ERA, 32.2 IP, 21 SO). Revere and Weeks each will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, to commemorate their Rookie of the Month performances.
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