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Jose Altuve and Buster Posey win fourth Silver Slugger Awards

Jose Altuve and Buster Posey win fourth Silver Slugger Awards

In 2017, Blackmon captured the National League batting title with a.331 batting average while leading the Majors with 213 hits, 137 runs, 68 multi-hit games, 387 total bases and 14 triples.

Outfielder Justin Upton and DH Nelson Cruz rounded out the American League winners.

Ramirez posted the most extra-base hits in a single game on September 3 in Detroit. He had two doubles and two homers among his 11 hits and drove in 11 runs. Cruz, who played in his age-36 season in 2017, is tied with Kansas City's Hal McRae (133 RBI, 1982) as the second-oldest player to lead the American League outright in RBI. Only Martinez, who was 37 when he collected a league-leading 145 RBIs for the Mariners in 2000, was older. His extra-base hits and doubles totals ranked in the top five in a single-season in franchise history.

Springer hit.283 with 34 homers, 85 RBIs and 112 runs scored and made his first All-Star team. He set career-bests in RBI, walks and on-base percentage.

The Silver Slugger Award is Altuve's fourth and Springer's first. He is one of 10 in club history with multiple 100-RBI seasons.

The National League selections featured plenty of previous winners as first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and third baseman Nolan Arenado both won for the third time.

November 9: DH Nelson Cruz wins American League Silver Slugger award after hitting 39 home runs leading the league with 119 RBIs.