New York, NY – Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the AL Player of the Week for the period ending June 30th.
Kipnis batted .478 with three home runs, 10 RBI and nine runs scored over the week, hitting safely in all seven games he played. He lead the majors in walks and on-base percentage and was tied for first in RBI and doubles. He was also tied for the American League lead in hits and was second in batting average and total bases.
In Friday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Kipnis went a combined 4-for-7 with five runs scored, three doubles, four walks and four RBI.
Kipnis is currently on a season-high 12-game hitting streak, hitting .500 with three home runs, 17 RBI and 10 runs scored over that span. He has also reached base safely in 32 consecutive games dating back to May 26, the longest streak by an Indians player since Victor Martinez's 45-game streak split over the 2005-06 seasons.
This is Kipnis' second weekly honor in the month of June. He shared the award with teammate Corey Kluber for the week ending June 17th.
Others that were considered for the award were third baseman Josh Donaldson and pitcher A.J. Griffin of the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey, and Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland.