Braves 1B Freeman wins NL Player of the Week

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was named National League Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .367 in seven games.

Freeman had 11 hits, tying for the NL high, and three homers while knocking in 10 runs.

He hit safely in six of the seven games with a .767 slugging percentage to earn his second career weekly honor -- both coming in the last three weeks.

Baseball also noted the performances of Atlanta's Chipper Jones; Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez and James McDonald; Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals; Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez; Houston's Chris Johnson, Jed Lowrie and Brett Myers; Philadelphia's Hunter Pence and Carlos Ruiz; and Miami's Giancarlo Stanton and Ricky Nolasco.