Adrian Gonzalez and More American League Players Who Need to Have a Big Week

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Adrian Gonzalez and More American League Players Who Need to Have a Big Week
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Interleague play will go bye-bye after this week. The next seven days represent the last chance for American League players to impress their National League counterparts until the World Series rolls around in October.

A handful of players around the Junior Circuit need to do something to impress the guys on the NL side of the fence. For a variety of different reasons, a variety of AL players just haven't been playing their best baseball recently.

Boston Red Sox first baseman/part-time right fielder Adrian Gonzalez is one of them. He's had a hard time getting on track all season, and he's coming off a particularly brutal week against NL competition. It's past time for him to get hot.

There are plenty of other American Leaguers besides Gonzalez who need to show up big this week. Here's a rundown of players who will be feeling the pressure to perform over the next seven days.

Note: Special thanks to Baseball-Reference.com for the stats.

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