It was a short week after the All-Star game but that doesn't take away from the play of Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel and Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, both were named American League Co-Player of the Week for the week of July 13-19.
Keuchel pitched in one game during the week, dominating the Rangers in 7.0 scoreless innings, while allowing just two hits. He fanned 13 and did not issue a walk in the Astros 10-0 win yesterday. Keuchel approved his record in home starts to 9-0 on the season, making him the first pitcher in franchise history to win his first nine decisions at home to begin a single season.
This is the second time, Keuchel has won the Player of the Week award -- he previously was named during the week of May 19-25, 2014. Keuchel previously won Pitcher of the Month award in April and May this season.
On the season, Keuchel is 12-4 with three complete games and a 2.12 ERA (34ER/144.1IP) in 20 starts. He leads the AL in wins, ERA and innings pitched and ranks third in opponent batting average (.203). According to Baseball-Reference, Keuchel leads AL pitchers in WAR (5.1), trailing on Greinke (6.0) in the Majors.