Baseball: Darvish named Player of the Week in MLB for 1st time

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Yu Darvish was named Player of the Week for the first time in his MLB career Monday after throwing a combined 14 shutout innings to earn two wins from two starts for the San Diego Padres in the National League. The Japanese 36-year-old hurled eight innings against the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 13 and six against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, improving to 15-7 this season from 28 starts. The right-hander has a 3.05 ERA and is one win away from matching his MLB-best 16 from 2012 when he made his big-league debut with the Texas Rangers. Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez won the award in…

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