Earlier today it was announced that Oakland A’s first baseman Brandon Moss earned the American League player of the week award.
To earn the award, Moss hit four home runs, 11 RBI and a .364 batting average. He also had a slugging percentage of .955 all while scoring eight runs himself.
The Athletics went 6-1 during the week. Previously the A’s had lost two straight series, losing four out if those six games.
So far this season the A’s first baseman has a .249 batting average with 25 home runs and 69 RBI’s.
His offense has greatly helped the A’s as they continue to battle for the top spot in the American League West as well as the Wild Card race. For a team that recently went through a bit of a slump at the wrong time, his offensive output this past week has been perfect timing.
This is the second time Brandon Moss has won the award. The last time he won it was during the week of June 17, 2012. He is also the second A’s player to win it this season with Josh Donaldson winning the award for the week of April 22-28.