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Kansas City Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino hits a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Royals rookie Vinnie Pasquantino carries a six-game hitting streak into Monday night's game at Minnesota, and it was his performance in those six games last week that earned him American League player of the week honors.

Pasquantino went 10 for 22 (.455) while leading the league in home runs (four), total bases (23) and slugging percentage (1.045). The 24-year-old first baseman/DH also had a double, six RBIs and two walks -- and he struck out just one time. His 10 hits and five extra-base hits tied for the AL high, and he was second in batting average and OPS (1.545).

Among his other achievements last week:

• He became the 13th Royal (17th instance) to homer in both games of a doubleheader.

• Two of his RBIs were game-winners.

• He tied his career high with three hits in the Royals' 4-0 win over the MLB-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

Pasquantino is the first Royals recipient of the weekly award since Andrew Benintendi last September, and the first Kansas City rookie to win it since infielder Mike Aviles in 2008.

Also on Monday, the Royals placed infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier on the paternity list and recalled infielder Maikel Garcia from Triple-A Omaha.