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Astros' Jose Altuve named AL Player of the Week

Houston second baseman batted .625 last week.

MLB: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was named the American League Player of the Week for July 3-9 on Friday by Major League Baseball.

Altuve, 27, batted .625 with two doubles, two homers, and 10 RBIs in five games during that time period. That included a mind-boggling 1.625 OPS.

Altuve also recorded at least three hits in five consecutive games during that stretch. He is the ninth player in Major League history to reach that mark.

It is the third time in his career he has earned the honour (April 11-17 2016, April 27-May 3 2015) and the second Astros in 2017 to win the award (George Springer, May 29-June 4).

Altuve uniformity had his three-hit game streak ended on Friday night, he settled for two hits in the Astros 10-5 win.

Altuve is currently batting .349 (118x338) with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs. He currently leads the league in hits.