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05/16/11 5:31 PM ET
Prado nets NL Player of the Week honors
By Cash Kruth / MLB.com
Braves left fielder Martin Prado has been named the National League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday. Prado tied for first in the Majors with 12 hits and 22 total bases last week, while batting .462 (12-for-26). He also hit three home runs and scored seven runs, both of which were tied for second most in the NL. Prado's .846 slugging percentage was third highest in the NL. Prado's biggest game of the week came on Thursday, when the 27-year-old hit a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Nationals. Prado's slam was the first struck from the leadoff spot in the Majors this season. In his following plate appearance in the bottom of the 10th, Prado drew a leadoff walk and later scored the game-winning run on Brian McCann's walk-off single. On Saturday, Prado blasted a homer off Philadelphia's Joe Blanton on the second pitch he saw for his first leadoff homer of the season. He finished the day 2-for-4 with three RBIs. For the week, he put together multihit outputs in five of Atlanta's six contests. This is the third career weekly award for Prado, who entered Monday hitting .383 in May.