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Astros' Altuve, Springer win Silver Slugger Awards

Eric Hosmer batting during the first inning of of the Kansas City Royals versus the Cleveland Indians on Thursday

The Silver Slugger Awards presented by Louisville Slugger go to the top offensive players at each position in each league as selected in a vote by Major League Baseball's coaches and managers.

Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez and shortstop Francisco Lindor both earned AL Silver Slugger awards when the honors were announced Thursday. It was Upton's third award and the second for Cruz. 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. He also hit 24 homers, had 81 RBIs and stole 32 bases in the regular season to lead the Astros to the AL West title.

Third baseman Jose Ramirez, 25, had one of the best offensive seasons in Indians history.

Cruz, who played in his age-36 season in 2017, is tied with Kansas City's Hal McRae (133 RBIs, 1982) as the second-oldest player to lead the American League outright in RBIs.

Altuve has already taken home several awards this season, most recently the Players Choice Awards' MLB Player of the Year and AL Most Outstanding Player, which he won Wednesday.

Nelson led the club in games, runs, home runs, RBI, walks, on-base percentage, slugging, OPS and extra-base hits. He's a finalist for the AL Most Valuable Player Award, which will be announced November 16.

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