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Brett Gardner named AL Player of the Week

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner had himself quite a week, leading the American League in hits (13), runs scored (9), on-base percentage (.581), slugging percentage (.885) and total bases (23). As such, he was named the AL's Player of the Week for the period ending June 28th. The highlight of Gardner's week came last Monday, when he went 4-for-4 including a three-run home run, and reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances for the first time in his career, in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Gardner is batting .300 with nine home runs and 39 RBI so far this season. He is tied with Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays for the Major League lead in runs scored with 58.