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Yoenis Cespedes named NL Player of Week

NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 7-13.

Cespedes batted .345 (10-for-29) with an .897 slugging percentage last week, with four home runs and an MLB-best 12 RBIs, leading the New York Mets to seven consecutive road victories.

Since being acquired by the Mets on July 31, in 40 games, Cespedes is batting .308 with 16 home runs and 41 RBIs.

"The only guy I can even compare it to closely would be when Barry Bonds would get on a run," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Cespedes' recent stretch. "In 1994, Jeff Bagwell did kind of similar stuff. What this guy was doing on the road, every time we needed him to step up, he stepped up."