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Victorino is named AL Player of the Week

Shane Victorino celebrated after a home run in the eighth inning against the Mariners at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Michael DwyerAssociated Press

Shane Victorino celebrated after a home run in the eighth inning against the Mariners at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is the American League player of the week.

Victorino was 12-for-30 with three doubles, two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored over seven games, helping the Red Sox to a 5-2 mark.

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This is his first career weekly award and the third for the Red Sox this season after Mike Napoli and Andrew Bailey were tabbed with co- honors for the week ending April 21.

Among AL leaders, Shane finished first in total bases (21), was tied for first in doubles and was tied for second in hits and runs scored.

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