The Phillies' 6-4 road trip out west has been capped off with some honors from Major League Baseball.
Carlos Ruiz has been named the National League Player of the Week, due to his .500 batting average, .593 on-base percentage, .909 slugging percentage, and 20 total bases while the Phillies logged series wins in Los Angeles and Arizona.
Ruiz was instrumental in the team's come-from-behind 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks, during which he knocked in a run during a four-run outburst in the eighth. He was 3-for-4 at the plate that day, punched an RBI-single through before scoring one of his eight runs of the week on a Ben Revere single (Revere was also noted for his stellar week, hitting .429 with 12 hits and four stolen bases).
The week also saw Ruiz's first 2014 home run - and his first triple since 2010 - which came against the Dodgers and led to his scoring the winning run in an extra innings 3-2 win over the Dodgers.
Despite having a breakout season in 2012 that saw his first All-Star selection, this is the first Player of the Week award in Ruiz's career.