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Upton Named Co-NL Player of the Week

By Scott Allen

As I suspected would happen last evening, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton was named co-NL Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday July 24th.  Upton shares the award with San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin.

Upton had 14 hits over the week which netted 11 RBI and five doubles.  He also hit a grand slam on Saturday night against the Colorado Rockies.  Maybin also had 14 hits and hit .558 during the week.

Upton’s week should make him forget about the opening series after the All-Star break against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he went hitless over the course of the entire series.  Upton seems to have his swing back.  Let’s hope he can continue the hot streak on this upcoming trip against the Padres, Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants.