Baseball: Shohei Ohtani named AL Player of the Week for 2nd time

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani was named Player of the Week for the American League on Monday, the second time he has won the Major League Baseball award.

Ohtani took home the honor for the Sept. 3-9 period in the AL, while Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, who hit .438 in six games, was named the National League Player of the Week for the sixth time in his career.

Ohtani batted .474 with four home runs, 10 RBIs, eight runs scored and two stolen bases in five games.

He was also named AL Player of the Week in April, when he became the youngest Japanese recipient of the award at 23 years and 9 months.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo was the first Japanese to win the Player of the Week award in June 1995. Ichiro Suzuki claimed the award five times, the most by any Japanese.

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