Escobar wins POW award 12 Jun 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar has been named the American League Player of the Week. Escobar batted .462 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and eight RBIs in 26 at-bats over seven games last week. He had multiple hits in five of those games. This is the first weekly league honor of Escobar’s career. The 29-year-old Escobar leads the major leagues with 26 doubles this season. He’s tied for first with Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez with 39 extra-base hits.