Gonzalez named AL Player of Week

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been named the American League Player of the Week.

Gonzalez hit .429 with 3 homers, 12 RBIs and 5 runs scored in seven games last week for the Red Sox.

“It’s a good honor,” Gonzalez said. “I’ll try to keep it rolling.”

Since June 25, Gonzalez is hitting .407 and has three home runs. Before that, he was batting as low as .256. Since the All-Star break, he's been Boston's most consistent hitter and is now up at .296 for the season.

The Red Sox are counting on him to continue his hot streak as they start a series in Texas on Monday night against the potent Rangers.