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08/22/11 4:51 PM ET

Hundley shares Player of the Week honors

Nick Hundley came off the disabled list on Aug. 12 hitting as well as anyone in the Majors, leading an improved Padres offense and picking up his first National League Player of the Week Award.

The 27-year-old Hundley shared the award, announced Monday afternoon, with Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

After sitting out more than a month with a right elbow injury, Hundley led the Majors with a 1.083 slugging percentage in seven games last week, recording four triples and racking up an NL-best 26 total bases. The 27-year-old catcher's .500 batting average and 12 hits tied for the NL lead, and he added eight runs and posted a .520 on-base percentage.

Hundley set career highs with four hits and three runs in Saturday's 14-1 win over the Marlins. The catcher recorded a home run, two doubles and a single, falling a triple short of the cycle for the second time in eight games since returning from the disabled list.

In Sunday's 4-3 win over the Marlins at PETCO Park, Hundley tripled to lead off the ninth inning -- his fourth of the week and his career-high fifth of the season -- and scored the winning run on Will Venable's walk-off single.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.