Baltimore's Davis named AL player of the week

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been named the American League player of the week for the first week of the 2013 campaign.

Davis, who shared the final AL weekly award of the 2012 season with Detroit ace Justin Verlander, batted .455 (10-for-22) with three doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI in six games.

The first baseman became the first Oriole and fourth major leaguer to homer in each of the first four games of a season, joining Willie Mays (1971), Mark McGwire (1998) and Nelson Cruz (2011).

Others considered for the award included Seattle's Michael Morse, Boston's Will Middlebrooks and Texas' Yu Darvish.