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Griffey named NL player of the week

May 14, 2007 at 6:14 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Cincinnati outfield Ken Griffey Jr., who hit three home runs and batted .400 last week, was selected the National League player of the week.

Griffey also knocked in nine runs while amassing a slugging percentage of .760 and on-base percentage of .484 last week. No one in the National League had more RBI and his three home runs tied for the best in the league last week.

Griffey hit a home run Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving him 570 for his career and moving him into sole possession of ninth place on the all-time home run list. At 573 homers, Harmon Killebrew is in eighth place.

Other NL player of the week nominees for the week ending May 13 were Cincinnati's Adam Dunn and Brandon Phillips, Atlanta's Jeff Francouer and Willie Harris, the New York Mets' Paul Lo Duca and Philadelphia's Abraham Nunez and Chase Utley.

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