CLEVELAND — The wins keep piling up for the Cleveland Guardians as rookie outfielder Steven Kwan was named one of the American League Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
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Fresh off of helping the Guardians clinch the American League Central Division, Steven Kwan led the Cleveland offense to two straight sweeps of the White Sox and the Rangers in the most important stretch of the season for the young roster.
Last week Kwan hit for a .438 batting average with 14 total hits, clubbed two of his six home runs on the season, drive in 10 runs and had more triples (2) than he struck outs (1).
He joins Cardinals DH/1B Albert Pujols and Mets 1B Pete Alonzo who both won Players of the Week honors. Pujols made Major League history last week becoming only the fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs.
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Kwan joins José Ramírez as the only Guardians players to win the Player of the Week award in 2022. Ramírez won the award twice this year, once in April and once in May.
The Guardians came back to Cleveland late Sunday night after their decisive road sweeps of the White Sox and Rangers to a hero's welcome where hundreds of fans. You can view 3News' coverage of the arrival below: