New York, NY (Sports Network) - Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin
Masterson has been named the American League Player of the week.
Masterson went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 20 strikeouts and five walks in two starts
over 16.0 innings. This is the first time Masterson has won the award and the
first for a Cleveland pitcher since CC Sabathia in 2008.
On Monday, Masterson pitched the first game of the double-header against the
New York Yankees and allowed just four hits while striking out nine to deliver
a 1-0 shutout win, his second 1-0 blanking of the season.
In a Sunday afternoon matchup against 2010 A.L. Cy Young Award winner Felix
Hernandez, Masterson had the better outting with a season high 11 strikeouts
over 7 scoreless innings as the Indians defeated the Mariners, 6-0.
Others considered for the award were Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, Boston's David
Ortiz and Seattle's Raul Ibanez.
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