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Hudson, Ramirez share AL Player of Week

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Tim Hudson and Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez were named American League Co-Players of the Week Monday

Hudson went 2-0 with a 0.55 ERA in two starts against West Dvision rivals Anaheim and Seattle, including a four-hit shutout over the Mariners. He has won seven straight decisions and allowed only 12 earned runs in his last nine starts.

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Ramirez led the majors with five home runs and the AL with 11 RBI last week. In seven games, he went 12-for-27 (.444), scoring seven runs and hitting a home run in three straight Boston wins from Sept. 9-11, including a game-winning grand slam last Wednesday. Ramirez was also recognized for the award for the week ending April 21.

Other players considered for the award were Ramirez's teammate Cliff Floyd, who posted a .536 batting average and Toronto's Carlos Delgado who batted .476 with four home runs and eight RBI.

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