Mets' Wright wins NL weekly honor

New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending September 4.

Wright hit .500 (13-for-26) with a home run, seven RBI and six runs scored in eight games. The 28-year-old led the league in hits (13), doubles (5) and ranked second in total bases (21), while leading the Mets to a 6-2 mark.

This is Wright's third career weekly award.

Other noteworthy performances last week included Wright's teammates Lucas Duda and R.A. Dickey; San Francisco's Carlos Beltran; Florida's Emilio Bonifacio; San Diego's Jesus Guzman; Arizona's Aaron Hill, Miguel Montero, Gerardo Parra and Daniel Hudson; St. Louis' Albert Pujols; Philadelphia's Ryan Madson; Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum; and Chicago's Randy Wells.