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06/01/2009 3:52 PM ET
Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles named the American League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America
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Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott, who homered in four straight games last week, has been named the American League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America for the period ending May 31st. Bank of America is the Official Bank of Major League Baseball and the only place where you can get your favorite Club logo on checks, check cards or credit cards. For more information on MLB® banking, visit bankofamerica.com/MLB.

In five games, Scott hit .444 (8-18) and led the Majors with six home runs, 14 RBI and 26 total bases. Luke also posted a 1.444 slugging percentage along with a .524 on-base percentage. The designated hitter hit two homers on May 28th to lead the O's to victory against the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards. On May 29th, Scott hit a third inning grand slam and a fifth inning solo home run, giving him two consecutive multi-homer games, a feat that had not been accomplished by an Oriole since Albert Belle in 2000. Scott also became the first player to have three straight multi-homer games against the Detroit Tigers since Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew accomplished the feat in 1959. Scott, a ninth-round draft pick by Cleveland in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, became the first Oriole with homers in four straight games since Miguel Tejada in 2005. This marks Luke's second career weekly award (previous: 7/21/2008).

Other noteworthy performances for the week included Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who posted an American League-best .577 batting average and a Major League-best 15 hits. Also considered was New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who hit three home runs and collected 10 RBI. Other nominees were Oakland Athletics second baseman Adam Kennedy, who led the Majors with four stolen bases, and Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, who notched two wins and 13 strikeouts.

Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will supply Luke Scott with a luxury Swiss Tourneau timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition of his achievement as the A.L. Player of the Week presented by Bank of America.

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