New York, NY (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez
was named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending Sept.
Alvarez hit .458 with four homers and eight RBI in six games last week. His
best performance came on August 28th, when he tied a career-best with a four-
hit effort, going 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in a 9-0 victory
over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 25-year-old is hitting .250 for the season. His 27 homers lead all NL
third basemen and his 49 extra-base hits are tied for fourth.
Other players considered for the award included Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, Aramis
Ramirez and Marco Estrada.
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