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09/02/2003  3:44 PM ET
Montreal's Vladimir Guerrero named NL Pepsi Player of the Week

Vladimir Guerrero of the Montreal Expos, who batted .458 with a league-leading five home runs and 12 RBI, was named the National League Pepsi Player of the Week for the week ending August 31.

In seven games, Guerrero was 11-for-24 and led the NL with 11 runs scored and a 1.125 slugging percentage. The four-time NL All-Star recently became the Expos' all-time leader in home runs, passing Andre Dawson with his 226th career homer. Despite missing 40 games in June and July while on the disabled list, Guerrero leads Montreal with 23 home runs. This is Guerrero's seventh Player of the Week Award.

Other candidates were: Albert Pujols (.526, 3 HR, 6 RBI) of the Cardinals; Atlanta's Marcus Giles (.500, 4 RBI); Kenny Lofton (.500) and Matt Clement (1-0, 1.00 ERA) of the Cubs; San Diego's Sean Burroughs (.448, 5 RBI); Milwaukee's Doug Davis (2-0, 0.00 ERA) and Geoff Jenkins (.563, 4 HR, 7 RBI); Florida's Luis Castillo (.474); Houston's Jeff Bagwell (.368, 3 HR, 5 RBI) and Lance Berkman (.313, 5 RBI); Jason Schmidt (2-0, 0.56 ERA) of the Giants; and Colorado's Jay Payton (.417, 3 HR, 7 RBI).

Guerrero will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the National League Pepsi Player of the Week.

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