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Bruce named NL co-player of the week

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce and Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco have been named National League Players of the week.

In six games last week, Bruce led Major Leaguers with a .500 (11-for-22) batting average and a 1.227 slugging percentage. The 25-year-old led the N.L. with a .542 on-base percentage and his four homers and 27 total bases were both tied for second.

Bruce also tied for third in the league in hits and RBI (9), while scoring five runs.

The left-handed-hitting slugger went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Houston, and extended his current hitting streak to nine games (dating back to August 31st).

It also marked Bruce's seventh consecutive contest with at least one RBI (dating back to September 2nd), and it was his fourth multi-hit effort of the week.

On Saturday, the Beaumont, Texas native clubbed his 33rd homer of the season, surpassing his previous career best of 32 (2011).

This is the fifth career weekly award for Bruce and his second this season.

His five weekly honors are tied with Eric Davis for the most by a Red all-time.

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