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Angels' Ervin Santana shares A.L. Player of the Week honors

August 1, 2011 |  1:03 pm

Ervin Santana only pitched once last week but his no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday was good enough to earn him a share of the American League's Player of the Week honors.

Kansas City's Billy Butler was also recognized after batting .406 with two doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI in seven games.

Santana struck out a season-high 10 and walked just one in pitching his first career no-hitter in a 3-1 win in Cleveland. The Indians scored in the first inning on an error, stolen base and wild pitch but Santana was brilliant from that point on, turning in the first no-hitter in Progressive Field history and the ninth in Angels history This is Santana’s first Player of the Week award.

-- Kevin Baxter, reporting from Detroit