NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott was named American League Player of the Week Monday.
Scott was activated off the disabled list May 27 after being sidelined with a shoulder injury, and played just five games last week. However, in those games he led the majors with six home runs, 14 RBI and 26 total bases. He batted .444 with eight hits in 18 at-bats and a 1.444 slugging percentage in that span.
In his first game off DL, Scott homered off Toronto's Roy Halladay. He hit two home runs in each of the next two games against Detroit, and then homered for a fourth straight game Saturday.
Scott became the first Oriole to homer in four straight games since Miguel Tejada in 2005, and his consecutive multi-homer games were the first for the club since Albert Belle did it in 2000.