Yasiel Puig, Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock named National League Players of the Week.

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig is batting .322 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs this season for the Dodgers. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week along with Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock.

Puig batted .348 (8 for 23) with three home runs and 10 RBIs during the week. Sunday, his career-long 16-game hitting streak ended in the Dodgers’ 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. During the streak, Puig also managed to set a franchise record by collecting at least one extra-base hit and one RBI in eight straight games.

For the season, Puig ranks among the National League leaders in batting average (.322, seventh), on-base percentage (.411, fifth), slugging percentage (.586, fourth), OPS (.997, fourth), home runs (9, tied for sixth) and RBIs (35, tied for second).

Puig was chosen NL Player of the Week seven days into his career on June 10, 2013. That was the only time he had won the award prior to today. After his batting average dipped in the final month of his rookie season, Puig adjusted his approach this season with noticeable impact.

The winners of the award receive a watch courtesy of Game Time.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.