Seattle Mariners left-hander James Paxton and Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor were named American League Co-Players of the Week, with Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett taking home NL honors.
Paxton is coming off two of his best career starts. On May 2, the southpaw pitched seven scoreless innings with a career-high 16 strikeouts. As an encore, he followed it up with a no-hitter in his native Canada on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming only the second Canadian pitcher to accomplish the feat in league history.
Lindor, meanwhile, has put on a show in the month of May after a slow start to the season, earning his second straight Player of the Week award. Entering Monday, the 24-year-old is hitting .473/.508/1.055 (1.563 OPS) with eight home runs and eight doubles over his last 12 games.
Gennett is the second member of the Reds to earn Player of the Week honors in 2018, as teammate Joey Votto took home the hardware at the end of April. In his last 10 games (seven starts), the second baseman has slashed .438/.455/.906, and he hit four straight home runs from May 7-11. Since being claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers last season, Gennett has hit an incredible .303/.348/.529 with 33 home runs as a member of the Reds.