Andre Ethier Co-Player of the Week

Right fielder Andre Ethier and Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt have been named Bank of America Presents the National League Co-Players of the Week for September 1-7, 2008. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards.

Ethier led the N.L. with a .650 (13-20) batting average, a 1.200 slugging percentage, a .741 on-base percentage and 10 runs scored. The 26-year-old tied for the league lead with seven walks and ranked second with 13 hits and 24 total bases.

Ethier recorded two doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI. On September 5th vs. Arizona, he posted career-highs as part of a 5-for-5, five-RBI game, which included two doubles and a home run.

He produced four multi-hit games and helped the Dodgers to a 6-0 record for the week as the club moved into first place in the N.L. West. This marks Andre's second career weekly award (previously won 7/9/06).

Oswalt led the N.L with 17.0 innings pitched and tied for first with a 2-0 record, a 0.00 ERA and one shutout. The 31-year-old right-hander allowed five hits, walked two and struck out nine.

Other nominees this past week included Ethier's teammates Derek Lowe (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO) and Manny Ramirez (.375, 2 HR, 9 RBI).

Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will award both Andre Ethier and Roy Oswalt with a luxury Swiss Timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition of their accomplishments as Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week.

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