Frankie's 50th earns player of the week

Francisco Rodriguez was just named American League Player of the week for his performance in the week ending Sunday. Not only did Rodriguez record his 50th save of the season Sunday against the Twins, he had four scoreless innings during the week. He had three saves against playoff contenders Tampa Bay and Minnesota. Surprisingly, it is the first time Rodriguez has won the player-of-the-week award.

Jason Bay of the Red Sox, Aubrey Huff of the Orioles and White Sox teammates Nick Swisher and Alexi Ramirez also were up for the award.

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