Trumbo named AL co-player of the week


Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo was named American league co-player of the week on Monday for the period that ended on April 17.

Sharing the award with Houston second baseman Jose Altuve, Trumbo hit .320 (8-for-25) with five home runs, 11 RBIs, eight runs score, and one double to earn the first weekly award of his career. He paced the majors in home runs, slugging percentage (.960), and total bases (24) while leading the AL in RBIs over the week.

His shining achievement of the period came Friday when he became the first player in Orioles history to homer twice in the same inning. The achievement earned Trumbo the fifth five-RBI game of his major league career and first since Sept. 15, 2014 when he was a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Acquired from Seattle in an offseason trade, Trumbo is the first player in Orioles history to hit five homers in his first 10 games with the club, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Trumbo and the Orioles return to Camden Yards on Tuesday to begin a three-game set with the 2015 AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays.