Ichiro Suzuki,RF, Mariners
Ichiro normally struggles down the stretch but at week's end was hitting .503 since July 17 to raise his average to .370.
Jos� Contreras,RHP, White Sox
Looking more comfortable since being traded by the Yankees, he has been lights out, going 3--0 with a 3.04 ERA in four starts for Chicago.
Led by hot-hitting first baseman Mark Teixiera, who hit his 30th homer last Saturday, the Rangers had won eight straight games before losing on Sunday.
After a 1--9 home stand--the worst 10game home stand in franchise history--the Phillies dropped to 8 1/2 back in the NL East at week's end.
Esteban Loaiza,RHP, Yankees