Rangers' Wilson claims AL weekly honors

Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending September 11.

Wilson won both of his starts last week, tossing 17 scoreless innings. The left-hander notched his first career shutout -- a five-hitter -- at Tampa Bay on Tuesday, then scattered five hits and struck out 11 in Sunday's 8-1 home win over Oakland.

A 2011 All-Star selection , Wilson improved his record this year to 16-6 and became the first southpaw in club history to post consecutive seasons with at least 15 wins. He went 15-8 in 2010.

Other notable performances included Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Sox infielder Marco Scutaro, Detroit starter Doug Fister and closer Jose Valverde, along with Rays pitcher James Shields.