Rowdy Tellez named NL Player of the Week after historic game

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MILWAUKEE — For the second week in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers have the National League’s Player of the Week, as first baseman Rowdy Tellez received the honor following a historic week of run production.

Tellez hit .321 with 3 home runs while driving in 12 runs — including a new team record 8 in one game — in the last week, becoming the second straight Brewer to receive the honor after shortstop Willy Adames was honored last week.

A total of 7 of Tellez’s 9 hits in the last week went for extra bases, as he added 4 doubles to his 3 home runs.

Most of his damage came in last Wednesday night’s 18-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds, which saw him hit 2 of those home runs — including a grand slam — and drive in the new team-record 8 RBI.

Milwaukee swept the Reds in last week’s series before dropping 2 of 3 games to the defending World Series champion Braves over the weekend in Atlanta. The Brewers enter the week with a record of 19-10 and lead the NL Central division by 2.5 games. They begin a new series against the Reds tonight in Cincinnati.

The Brewers acquired Tellez from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade last July, and he has since become the Brewers’ primary first baseman, putting up an OPS (on base percentage plus slugging percentage) of .887 so far this year, leading the Brewers in that category.