Twins' Willingham claims AL Weekly honor

Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 15.

Willingham batted .455 (10-for-22) with a double, three home runs, four RBI and six runs scored in six games last week.

The 33-year-old has hit safely in all nine of the Twins' games this season, the longest such streak to open a season for the club since Jacque Jones' 11- game run in 2002.

Other notable performances included Boston designated hitter David Ortiz, Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton and Toronto starting pitcher Kyle Drabek.