04/04/2011 4:36 PM ET
Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox named the American League Player of the Week
Chicago White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period
ending April 3rd.
In three games over the opening weekend, Carlos hit an American League-leading .545 (6-for-11) with a home
run and three runs scored, while matching Major League-bests with three doubles and seven RBI. Quentin also posted a
1.091 slugging percentage and a .583 on-base percentage. On Opening Day, the Stanford product connected on his first
home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third inning of a 15-10 win over the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.
The Bellflower, California native collected three hits with five RBI and scored two runs in the victory. Quentin's five RBI
tied Sammy Sosa (1991) for the second-most by a White sox player on Opening Day, trailing Minnie Minoso's six RBI in
1951 (courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau). On April 2nd, the 29-year-old collected two doubles, two RBI and one run
scored en route to an 8-3 victory over the Indians. Since arriving to the American League in 2008, the right-handed
hitting slugger has tallied 84 home runs, including 77 as an outfielder, which is tied with Curtis Granderson of the New
York Yankees for the most home runs in the A.L. by an outfielder. This marks Quentin's second career weekly award
(last accomplished on 6/27/10).
Other noteworthy performances included Seattle Mariners hurler Felix Hernandez, who posted a complete-game
victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday. The right-hander allowed two earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts in
the 6-2 win in Oakland. Also considered were Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who hit .400 (4-for-10) with
three home runs, three RBI and five runs scored in Texas' three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox; and Detroit Tigers
first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who batted .455 (5-for-11) with two home runs, five RBI and four runs scored against the
New York Yankees.
The American League Player of the Week, Carlos Quentin, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader
in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.