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08/02/2004 3:42 PM ET
Edmonds, Smoltz named National League Co-Players of the Week
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Jim Edmonds of the St. Louis Cardinals, who hit a League-high .591 with 12 RBI, and John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves, who recorded 5 saves in 5 games, have been named Bank of America Presents the National League Co-Players of the Week for the period July 26-August 1, 2004. 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, which reflect the bank's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Edmonds led NL hitters in slugging percentage (1.409), on-base percentage (.654), runs (10), total bases (31) and hits (13), and tied for the lead in RBI. He hit four homers, four doubles and a triple in 22 at bats.

Smoltz recorded a 0.00 ERA in his 5.1 innings pitched, allowing three hits, walking none and striking out five as the Braves ended the weekend with a 5.5 game lead in the NL East.

Other nominees this past week included: Jeromy Burnitz (.524, 5 HR, 12 RBI) and Aaron Cook (2-0, 1.65 ERA) of the Rockies; Johnny Estrada (.500, 6 RBI) and Jaret Wright (2-0, 1.50 ERA) of the Braves; Phil Nevin of the Padres (.500); Jeff Conine of the Marlins (.450, 8 RBI); Mike Cameron of the Mets (5 HR, 9 RBI); Scott Rolen of the Cardinals (.414, 5 HR, 8 RBI); Bobby Abreu of the Phillies (.393, 4 HR, 9 RBI); Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs (.435, 4 HR, 7 RBI); Roy Oswalt of the Astros (2-0, 2.57 ERA); and Livan Hernandez of the Expos (1-0, 1 SHO).

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