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Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Wins NL Player of the Week Award

Los Angeles Dodgers do-it-all star Mookie Betts won the National League’s Player of the Week Award, continuing his dominant season and strengthening his case for this year’s NL MVP Award.

Most notably, LA’s right fielder, second baseman and occasional shortstop hit an incredible .615 with a 1.540 OPS this past week as the Dodgers won series against the Cleveland Guardians and Boston Red Sox, Betts’ former team.

Somewhat surprisingly, this is Betts’ first Player of the Week honor of 2023, but he’s played a big part in the Dodgers climb to be one of baseball’s top teams.

LA has seen themselves jump from third in the NL West to holding a dominant 13-game lead since the All-Star break ended, a run that’s coincided with Betts’ incredible tear.

He’s hit .400/.474/.667 with a 1.140 OPS since the break, and has been the top hitter in one of the sport’s best lineups.

His most notable stint over the past week was his return back to Boston when the Dodgers played the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

It was Betts’ first games back in Boston since the longtime Red Sox star was traded to the Dodgers ahead of the 2020 season, and beyond him being appreciative of that organization and the fans that gave him well deserved adulation, he played extremely well in the series.

He went 7-for-15 with one home run and four RBIs, again being a force at the top of the lineup as the Dodgers won the three-game series against his former team.

Photo Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner was born and raised in southern California, and he lived there before moving to Colorado and getting his B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2022. He relocated back to southern California in 2023 and is looking forward to covering the Dodgers again here at Dodgers Nation. Some of his past work is in Bleacher Report, Dodgers Tailgate, and, most recently, Colorado Buffaloes Wire. Aside from writing, you can probably catch him petting the nearest dog or eating some good Mexican food.

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