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Dye, Rivera co-AL Players of Week

June 29, 2009 at 9:48 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera were named Monday American League co-Players of the Week.

Dye led the major leagues with a .500 average (12-for-24) and 25 total bases this past week. He also had three home runs and six runs batted in. He had six consecutive multi-hit games en route to his sixth career weekly honor.

Rivera had three saves in three chances last week. He did not allow a run with six strikeouts. Rivera Sunday posted the 500th save of his 15-year career. He has 18 saves in 19 opportunities this season.

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