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09/21/2009 3:19 PM ET
Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies named the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America
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Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been named National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America for the period ending September 20th. 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 six games last week, Tulowitzki tied for the Major League-lead with four home runs and eight runs scored. The 24-year-old also tied for second in the Majors with 21 total bases while posting a .391 (9-23) batting average and a .913 slugging percentage. Troy smashed home runs in four consecutive games, a new career-best streak, from September 15th-19th. The last player to homer as a shortstop in four consecutive games was Miguel Tejada of the Baltimore Orioles in 2005. On September 16th, Troy went 3-for-4 with a home run to lift the Rockies over the Giants, 4-3, helping Colorado avert a three-game sweep. Troy posted three multi-hit games this week to help the N.L. Wild Card-leading Rockies secure a 4.5 game lead by week's end. The Long Beach State product is hitting .289 on the season with 81 RBI and has already set career-highs in home runs (29) and stolen bases (17). With a fielding percentage of .988, Troy is still vying to become the first shortstop in MLB history to hit at least 25 home runs and post a fielding percentage of .990 or better.

Other noteworthy performances included Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who tossed a complete-game shutout and posted a 0.69 ERA over two starts, and Atlanta Braves first baseman Adam LaRoche, who led the Majors with a .563 (9-16) batting average. Also considered were Chicago Clubs right hander Ryan Dempster, who had a 0.56 ERA with 10 strikeouts over 16.0 innings, and Los Angeles Dodgers starter Jon Garland, who went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA for the N.L. leaders.

Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will award Troy Tulowitzki with a luxury Swiss Timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition of his accomplishment as the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America.

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