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Trevor Story continues to zero in on the National League Rookie of the Year with six-homer week

Rockies rookie Trevor Story mashes seven home runs in a week, pacing the big leagues in circuit shots, RBIs and slugging

Trevor Story was the darling of baseball as soon as the first week of the season, when the Colorado Rockies rookie hit seven home runs and drove in 12 over his first six games.

Since then, he and Corey Seager have run away with the race for the National League Rookie of the Year, but this week, in the face of an ongoing eight-game hitting streak by the Los Angeles Dodgers' first-year shortstop, Story has gone bananas once again, ripping off a big league-best six home runs, driving in 12 runs (tied for the best in the Majors with Boston's Hanley Ramirez) and leading the Major Leagues with a 1.304 slugging percentage, where the second-place bat (Joey Votto) came in with a 1.059 mark.

Story -- who paced all comers with 30 total bases -- added two steals over the last seven games, and hit a scorching .478 (11-for-23) with a best-in-baseball 10 runs scored.

Story's .571 OBP was fourth in the league, behind first-place Votto (.704), but did take the cake with his 1.876 OPS on the week. Story secured his Player of the Week nod in the last three games against the Atlanta Braves. In those three games, Story went 7-for-10 with six runs and four home runs.

Story singlehandedly downed the Braves on June 23, driving in five runs on two home runs, going 4-for-4 in an 8-5 win at Coors Field. In the bottom of the second, Story sent a seed over the wall in center to plate Carlos Gonzalez, putting the Rockies up, 2-1. After Gonzalez doubled to center in the bottom of the fifth, Story singled to right to bring him and Nolan Arenado around to score to make the score 5-3. Finally, in the bottom of the eighth, Story sent his 26th home run of the season into center, off of Jim Johnson.

The next day, Story only went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs and scored two in a 7-2 win, hitting his 27th home run of the year as part of a three-longball attack, featuring Arenado and D. J. LeMahieu. Story hit his dinger -- a two run shot to score Arenado -- on a 2-2 offering with one out in the bottom of the fourth, to stake Colorado to a 7-0 lead.

Story had just two hits in Colorado's last series with the Braves in Atlanta, coming out of the All-Star break, playing just two innings in the finale, a 1-0 loss.

Story (.275) is still behind Seager, Aledmys Diaz and Nomar Mazara in the rookie batting title race, he's lapped the field with 69 RBIs (Diaz has 53, Seager 45, Mazara 40), but in home runs, as well, with 10 more than Seager. He also paces rookie regulars with a .939 OPS and a .590 slugging.


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