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Ramirez slugs way to AL weekly honors

Ramirez slugs way to AL weekly honors

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Ramirez slugs way to AL weekly honors
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez led the American League in doubles and RBIs this week en route to being named the AL Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday.

Ramirez hit .417 (10-for-24) with six doubles, nine RBIs and a homer in seven games this week. He also scored six runs and ranked second in the league with a .792 slugging percentage as the White Sox won five of seven games.

The 29-year-old matched his career high in hits and RBIs in his 4-for-5, five-RBI afternoon against the Dodgers on Sunday, when he hit two doubles and a homer in the 8-3 win. He was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs on Saturday.

It's the first career weekly honor for Ramirez, who joins teammates Carlos Quentin (April 1-3) and Paul Konerko (April 4-10) as 2011 recipients.

Ramirez's efforts this week helped the White Sox improve to 20-4 in their last 24 Interleague games, plus sweep a two-game set against the first-place Indians.

Chicago is back in action Monday against the Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak.‬ This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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