ARLINGTON -- C.J. Wilson was honored Monday as the American League Player of the Week for throwing 17 scoreless innings in his past two starts.

The left-hander pitched his first career shutout in Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Rays. He scattered five hits, issued three walks and recorded six strikeouts.

He followed that up by pitching eight scoreless innings in the Rangers' 8-1 win over the A's on Sunday to give him a career-high 16 victories.

The 30-year-old is the first Rangers southpaw to garner the weekly honor since Kenny Rogers tossed a perfect game in 1994, and Wilson joins Michael Young as the second Rangers player to take home the award this season.

In a league-leading 31 starts, Wilson has a 3.01 ERA with a 1.172 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched).

The 17 scoreless frames is the longest streak since Wilson became a full-time starter prior to the 2010 season.

In a Sept. 1 start vs. Tampa Bay before the streak began, Wilson took a perfect game into the fifth inning, but he lost his command when a ground ball deflected off his index finger.

In seven starts since Aug. 12, the fifth-round pick in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft has a Major League-best six wins (6-1 overall) with a 1.89 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 12 walks in 47 2/3 innings.

The Rangers plan to start Wilson every fifth day for the remainder of the season, so his next start is Friday against Seattle.