NEWS
08/31/2015 15:23 EDT | Updated 08/31/2016 01:12 EDT

Running Unopposed: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion named American League player of week

NEW YORK — At the end of his history-making August and in the midst of a major-league-best hitting streak, Edwin Encarnacion has been named the American League player of the week.

The Toronto Blue Jays slugger hit .391 with six home runs and 17 RBIs last week.

Encarnacion is hitting .409 with 11 home runs and 35 RBIs during a 25-game hitting streak.

His 35 RBIs in August are a franchise record for any month.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was named National League player of the week after no-hitting the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

The Canadian Press