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09/13/2010 3:32 PM ET
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week
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Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period of September 6-12, 2010. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

In seven games last week, Tulowitzki batted .370 (10-27) and led the Majors with six home runs, a 1.148 slugging percentage and 31 total bases. Tulowitzki also tied for the Major League lead with 11 RBI and nine runs scored while adding a double and a triple to his totals. The smooth-fielding shortstop helped lead the surging Rockies to a 7-0 week, extending their current winning streak to 10 games. Tulo's hot bat has helped the Rox pull within 1.5 games of the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants, both of whom are tied for the N.L. West lead, and 2.5 games of the N.L. Wild Card-leading Braves. The first-time N.L. All-Star in 2010 clubbed two homers in a 9-2 win over Cincinnati on September 8th while collecting four RBI. On September 10, Tulowitzki homered twice for the second time on the week while tying a career-best with four runs scored (previously 8/8/2007 vs. MIL) in a 13-4 victory over Arizona. The 25 year-old currently ranks first among everyday N.L. shortstops with a .985 fielding percentage and is tops among Major League shortstops in batting average (.323), slugging (.558) and on-base percentage (.389). Tulowitzki is on pace to be the first player to lead all N.L. shortstops in both slugging percentage and fielding percentage since Pittsburgh's Jay Bell led in both categories in 1993. This is the Long Beach State product's third career weekly award (winning previously 8/12/07 and 9/20/09).

Other nominees this past week included Tulowitzki's teammates Eric Young, Jr. (.462, 12 H, 4 R, 3 SB) and Huston Street (0.00, 3 SV, 7 SO, 4.0 IP); Florida's Emilio Bonifacio (.483, 9 R, 14 H, .516 OBP, 3 SB) and Mike Stanton (.414, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R); Houston's Michael Bourn (.435, 2 2B, 3 3B, 4 SB); Philadelphia's Ryan Howard (.345, 3 HR, 11 RBI, .759 SLG), Shane Victorino (.414, 8 R, 5 SB, .500 OBP) and Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.25, CG, 13 SO, 16.0 IP); Albert Pujols (.321, 4 HR, 8 RBI, .857 SLG) of the Cardinals; San Diego's Heath Bell (0.00, 3 SV, 7 SO, 3.2 IP); San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 0.63, 14.1 IP, 11 SO) and Tim Lincecum (2-0, 2.63, 20 SO, 13.2 IP); and Arizona's Ian Kennedy (0-0, 0.00, 14.0 IP, 12 SO).

The Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week, Troy Tulowitzki, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

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