Rockies 1B Daniel Murphy Earns NL Player of the Week Honors

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First baseman Daniel Murphy of the Colorado Rockies was chosen the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week, the second time he has been the recpient of the NL honor. Murphy also was recognized for the final week of August in 2013 when he was with the Mets.

Murphy is the fourth Rockies player honored this season, joining Nolan Arenado (May 27), Trevor Story (June 3) and Charlie Blackmon (June 17). The Rockies are the only team to have had four players honored this season.

Tampa Bay first baseman/designated hitter Nate Lowe won the AL weekly honor.

Murphy hit .667 with five runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and five RBI. He had a 1.417 sluggin percentage in the three games played during the week. His home runs included a game-tying shot in the eighth inning Friday, his first home run at Coors Field this year. He also homered in the midst of his first four-hit game of the season on Saturday against the Reds at Coors Field.

Lowe, meanwhile, hit .471 with six runs, a double, three home runs, seven RBI and a 1.0598 slugging percentage last week. He had career highs in hits (four), extra-base hits (two) and RBI (three) in the Rays' 16-4 victory on Friday.