Mariners’ James Paxton Collects A.L. Player of the Week Honors


Greg Peterson

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James Paxton is the only pitcher that has started multiple games this season and not allowed an earned run, and that feat has earned him American League Player of the Week honors.

Paxton fired eight scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers on Saturday in a 5-0 win after going seven scoreless in a win against the Houston Astros on Monday, which was the Mariners home season opener.

The 21 scoreless innings he’s tossed are the most to open a season in franchise history and he’s done it with opponents batting just .113 off of him and striking out 22 times.

The Mariners are 5-8 this season, but have won their last three, sweeping the Rangers at him this weekend.  Ironically enough, the player of the week last week in the A.L. last week was Nomar Mazara of the Rangers.

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