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04/12/2004  5:19 PM ET
Chicago's Ordonez named American League Player of the Week
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Magglio Ordoñez of the Chicago White Sox has been named the American League Player of the Week for the opening period (April 5-11) of the 2004 season.

Ordoñez led the AL with 10 RBI last week and tied for the league lead with three home runs. In six games, the four-time AL All-Star hit .360 (9-for-25) with a slugging percentage of .800, a .385 on-base percentage, four runs, and 20 total bases. Ordoñez hit a three-run home run as part of a two-hit, five-RBI effort in Chicago's 9-3 win at Yankee Stadium on Friday and added two hits and three RBI in a 7-3 White Sox win on Saturday en route to his sixth career weekly honor.

Other candidates for the award were Anaheim's Troy Glaus (.391, 3 HR, 5 RBI); Baltimore's Javy Lopez (Major League-bests with a .545 batting average and a .630 OBP, 1 HR, 4 RBI); Boston's David Ortiz (.333, 3 HR, 8 RBI); Cleveland's Ron Belliard (.438, ML-best 14 hits) and Travis Hafner (.409, 3 HR, 5 RBI, AL-best 21 TB); Detroit's Carlos Peña (.417, .792 SLG); Minnesota's Jose Offerman (.450, AL-high 1.000 SLG, 5 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI); and Tampa Bay's Jose Cruz Jr. (.474, 1 HR, 2 RBI). Ortiz ended Sunday's game with a two-run walk-off home run over the Green Monster at Fenway Park, giving the Red Sox a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Offerman's 15th inning bases loaded single on Wednesday gave the Twins a 7-6 victory over the Cleveland Indians at the Metrodome.

Pitchers who received consideration were Bartolo Colón (2-0, 0.64 ERA, 14.0 IP, 10 SO) of the Angels; Oakland's Tim Hudson (1-0, 1.93 ERA, 14.0 IP, 1 CG); and Victor Zambrano (2-0, 3.86 ERA) of the Devil Rays. Hudson threw the first complete game of the 2004 season on Saturday in a 2-1 win over Texas.

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