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 Posted: Tue Apr 18th, 2017 03:23 am
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The Miami Marlins have locked down the National League Player of the Week a second straight time, while a starter from the American League West took home AL Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna hit .435/.481/1.000 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in six games to follow teammate and last week's winner J.T. Realmuto on the NL side. Ozuna homered twice and drove in six against the Braves on Tuesday, and picked up four more RBIs with a grand slam against the Mets on Thursday.

Mariners left-hander James Paxton picked up the win in both his starts, tossing 15 shutout innings while striking out 17 on the week. The 28-year-old tossed seven shutout innings last Monday against the Houston Astros, and followed by throwing eight innings of two-hit ball against the Texas Rangers on Saturday. He has yet to allow a run in 21 innings this season, which serves as a club record.

Paxton is the first Mariners lefty to win the award since Randy Johnson in 1997, according to Bob Dutton of the News Tribune.