Cubs' Anthony Rizzo named NL Player of the Week

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo named NL Player of the Week
July 21, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Charlie Roumeliotis

Less than a week after playing in his first MLB All-Star Game, Anthony Rizzo was named NL Player of the Week.

The Cubs first baseman registered a .455 batting average (5-for-11) in three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks, racking up 14 total bases, three home runs and four RBI.

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Rizzo is now tied for the NL leader in HR's with 23 — also tied for his career-high — along with Miami Marlins first baseman Giancarlo Stanton.

This is the first time Rizzo has been recognized as NL Player of the Week this season.