Buoyed by his historic four-homer game, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has been named the National League Player of the Week.
It’s the first career NL Player of the Week award for Gennett, who on Tuesday became the first Reds player — and 17th in MLB history — to hit four home runs in a game.
For the week, Gennett batted .500 (10 for 20) with six runs scored, two doubles, four home runs, 13 RBIs and a stolen base.
Among NL weekly leaders, Gennett finished the week first in total bases (24), slugging percentage (1.200) and RBIs; tied for first in batting average and home runs; tied for second in extra-base hits (six); tied for fifth in hits; and sixth in on-base percentage (.500).
The Lebanon native becomes the first Reds player to win the weekly award since Todd Frazier on May 31, 2015.
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