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Pittsburgh outfielder Barry Bonds, who batted .304 with four home r

April 18, 1988

NEW YORK (AP) _ Pittsburgh outfielder Barry Bonds, who batted .304 with four home runs last week, was named the National League’s Player of the Week on Monday.

Bonds’ last 12 hits have been for extra bases and he is ranked among the leaders in six offensive categories through Sunday.

Two other Pirates also were nominated. They were pitcher Doug Drabek, who posted a 2-0 record and a 0.64 earned run average, and Andy Van Slyke, who batted .417 with two homers.

Others nominated were Cincinnati’s Barry Larkin, who hit .419; San Francisco’s Will Clark, who hit safely in all seven games with three homers; and John Kruk of San Diego, who batted .353.

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