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Upton, Mason win weekly awards06/04/2007 7:10 PM ET
Offensive Player of the Week
Justin Upton, Mobile BayBears
.519 (14-27), 8 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 BB, 6 SO, 2 SB, 1.256 SLG
In his third week at the Double-A level, the 19-year-old Upton led the Southern League in hits (14), average (.519), on-base percentage (.563) and slugging (.889). Upton fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle on May 28 in an 11-inning, 8-5 loss to Carolina. In the first game of a doubleheader three days later, the Virginia native hit a game-tying two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to set the stage for teammate Carlos Gonzalez' game-winning blast an inning later. The brother of Tampa Bay Devil Rays' second baseman B.J. Upton added four hits, including a pair of doubles, and two RBIs as the BayBears concluded the five-game series against the Mudcats with an 8-3 victory on Friday. Upton capped the week by going 3-for-3 at Jacksonville, extending his hitting streak to nine games and raising his average to .400 in 20 Double-A games.
Pitcher of the Week
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