Arenado, Blackmon Win Silver Slugger Awards

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The award is given to the top hitter at each position in the American and National leagues based on votes by Major League coaches and managers. The 23-year-old ranked 3rd in baseball in extra base hits (81), 4th in doubles and total bases, 7th in hits and 9th in runs. He batted.273 for the season with 44 doubles, four triples, 33 home runs and 89 RBI in 159 games. Lindor set a single-season franchise record for home runs by a shortstop (33), which is also a Major League Baseball record by a switch-hitting shortstop. 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.

World Series champions Jose Altuve and George Springer were among the 2017 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winners announced Thursday.

Cruz led the Mariners in games, runs, home runs, RBIs, walks, on-base percentage, slugging, OPS and extra-base hits.

Cruz recorded at least 100 RBIs for the second consecutive season and the third time in his career.

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Nelson Cruz won his second Silver Slugger for hitting 39 homers as the Mariners' DH last season.

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.

Posey hit.320 with a.400 on-base percentage and.462 slugging percentage.

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