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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa named AL Player of the Week

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The Astros have somehow won the American League Player of the Week award five times in 2016.

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The Houston Astros sit far outside of the American League West and Wild Card standings at 61-57. But you wouldn't that from the number of AL Player of the Week awards the Astros have won this season. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa picked up his second and Houston's fifth Player of the Week award overall in 2016.

Major League Baseball announced on Monday morning that Correa has been named the AL Player of the Week for the week of August 8-14. Corea hit safely in all seven of his games during the week, he hit .429 (12x28) with six runs scored, three doubles, three home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.324 OPS (.467 OBP/.857 SLG). His 12 RBI led the AL during the week, while he ranked tied for second in home runs and tied for third in hits. Correa currently has a 10-game hitting streak and leads all Major League shortstops in RBI with 82 (ranks seventh in the AL overall).

The highlight of his week came on Aug. 11 at MIN, a doubleheader sweep of the Twins, in which Correa combined to go 4x8 with a walk, four runs scored, a double, two home runs and four RBI. He homered in both games of the doubleheader, becoming the first Astro to do so since Luis Gonzalez on Aug. 10, 1993 at Chicago against the Cubs, and the youngest Astro to do so since Rusty Staub on Sept. 19, 1965 at Cincinnati Reds.

The Astros' five awards include the two from Correa, Tyler White, Jose Altuve, and Colby Rasmus.