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Marlins' Jose Fernandez, Steve Cishek share NL weekly honor

Jose Fernandez and closer Steve Cishek were named co-winners of the NL Player of the Week Award.

A day after teaming up to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and closer Steve Cishek were named co-winners of the National League Player of the Week Award on Monday.

Fernandez went 2-0 with a 2.40 ERA during the week. He allowed two runs and five hits in both starts -- seven innings at Colorado on Tuesday night and eight innings against Pittsburgh on Sunday, when he struck out a career-high -- and Marlins rookie record -- 13 Pirates.

Cishek had five saves during the week, including both of Fernandez's wins. The reliever allowed no runs and four hits in five innings overall. 

For the season, Fernandez is 7-5 with a 2.71 ERA. Cishek is 3-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 22 saves in 24 opportunities.

Charlie McCarthy can be reached at mac1763@bellsouth.net or on Twitter @mccarthy_chas