For the first time in his career, Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson has been named the AL Player of the Week.
Wilson received the honor for his play between Sept.5-11 where he won both of his starts and tossed out his first complete game shutout in a contest against the Rays last Tuesday.
Wilson followed that up with eight innings of lights out baseball against the A's on Sunday.
Opposing batters went just 10-for-56 (.179) against Wilson in those two starts. Wilson recorded only four walks with 17 strikouts and no extra-base hits in two games.
The Rangers said Monday that the only MLB pitchers with consecutive starts of 8.0 or more scoreless innings are Wilson, teammate Derek Holland and former Philly-turned-Ranger-turned-Philly Cliff Lee.
Wilson is the second Ranger to be named AL Player of the Week this season, following utility infielder Michael Young who won for the week of June 20-26.