Mark Teixeira is on a tear, and the baseball world has taken notice. Teixeira, the Yankees' first baseman, was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday for a performance that saw him hit .333 (8-for-24) with five home runs, 10 RBIs and six runs scored over his past seven games.
Teixeira, who has won the award on five previous occasions, led all Major League hitters in slugging percentage (1.000) last week. He also ranked first among AL hitters in RBIs, and he tied for first in total bases (24) and for second among his AL peers in runs scored.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.