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Crawford Named AL Player Of The Week

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Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox heads for first while Jed Lowrie scores the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners on May 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox heads for first while Jed Lowrie scores the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners on May 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – It has been an up-and-down season for Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford, but after his best week in a Sox uniform, he has been named the American League player of the week.

In seven games last week, Crawford batted .423 (11-for-26) with two doubles, two triples, three home runs and eight RBI to help Boston to a 5-2 record against the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers.

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In the Red Sox 14-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday, Crawford went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored. It was the first time this season the $142-million dollar man registered more than two hits in a game.

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Crawford had four more hits the following day in Detroit, going 4-for-5 with two triples, three RBI and two runs scored as the Red Sox routed the Tigers 14-1. Crawford became just the second Red Sox hitter since 1990 to record consecutive four-hit performances. His two triples in the game was a first for Boston in nearly two years.

Crawford is hitting .232 for the season with four home runs and 21 RBI.

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