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Cishek, deGrom named co-NL Players of Week

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A pair of young hurlers -- Marlins closer Steve Cishek and Mets rookie Jacob deGrom -- were named the co-National League Players of the Week on Monday after outstanding performances from the mound for the week of July 21-27.

Cishek converted a Major League-best five saves in as many opportunities, striking out eight over five full innings. He allowed just two hits while also tying for the MLB lead in pitching appearances for the week.

It is now the second straight season in which Cishek has hit the 26-save threshold. It's his second career NL Player of the Week Award, after he won it last July 22-28 for a five-save week.

deGrom tied for the league lead in wins and innings pitched last week, going 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA over 13 1/3 innings. He struck out 11 and walked three over two starts.

The rookie righty beat the Mariners on Tuesday, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings, striking out seven. It was deGrom's third consecutive start of at least seven innings and no more than one run allowed, joining Jerry Koosman (April 1968) as the second Mets rookie to post such a three-game streak.

The 26-year-old then held the Brewers scoreless over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday for his fifth win of the season. deGrom struck out four and walked two, and he now ranks first among NL rookies with 87 innings pitched and 83 strikeouts.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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