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Cutch tabbed as National League Player of Week

Cutch tabbed as National League Player of Week

The reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner has another honor to add to his mantle. Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was named the NL's Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.

McCutchen led the Majors with four homers, 13 RBIs, a 1.034 slugging percentage and 30 total bases last week, while batting .483 (14-for-29) with a .559 on-base percentage. He led the league in both of those statistics.

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McCutchen posted multihit games in all seven of the Bucs' contests (five wins) last week. It's his third career weekly award, having won in back-to-back weeks in July 2012.

Along the way, McCutchen joined the outfield leaders in the latest All-Star Game balloting update and extended his hitting streak to 11 games, just two shy of his career-best mark (13 in 2009). He's hitting .421 (24-for-57) over that stretch with seven homers and 18 RBIs.

On Saturday, McCutchen hit his 11th homer of the season and 114th of his career, moving him into a tie with Bobby Bonilla for 15th place on the all-time franchise list.

McCutchen also helped the Pirates take three of four from the NL Central-rival Cubs earlier in the week, going 8-for-14 with three homers, four doubles and nine RBIs in the series.

Over the course the week, McCutchen's season batting average rose from .305 to .325, which moved him into third place in the NL.

Fellow Bucs Starling Marte (.469 average, four runs, 15 hits, four doubles, one home run, six RBIs, .688 slugging and .485 on-base), Gregory Polanco (.387 average, seven runs, 12 hits, one homer, five RBIs, .406 on-base) and Charlie Morton (2-0, 1.93 ERA, 13 strikeouts, 14 innings pitched) were also recognized for their performances last week.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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