Espinosa, Morales earn Player of the Week honors
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Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa was named the National League Player of the Week on Tuesday, while Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales took home the American League honor.

The 29-year-old Espinosa posted sparkling offensive numbers for the surging Nationals, hitting .423/.516/1.077 with five home runs, 17 RBIs, and eight runs scored, moving his long ball total for the season to 18.

It's the first Player of the Week honor for the lifetime Nationals player, who moved ahead of reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper for the team's lead in home runs with his remarkable week.

Morales had a dazzling week of his own, slashing .577/.607/1.154 with six runs scored, seven extra-base hits, and 10 RBIs, while playing outfield on several occasions.

Prior to appearing in right field for the Royals on June 29, Morales hadn't started in the outfield in eight years.

The 33-year-old veteran leads the Royals with 15 long balls.

Espinosa, Morales earn Player of the Week honors
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