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Francisco Lindor named American League player of the month

June 02, 2018 - 5:27 pm

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has been named the American League Player of the Month for May. Lindor posted a slash line of .373 with 27 runs scored, 44 hits, 13 doubles, 10 home runs, 23 RBI, 12 walks and a stolen base over 27 games. This is the first time in Lindor's career that he has won the player of the month award.

Lindor became the first Indians leadoff hitter to tally four extra-base hits in a single game since current Tribe manager Terry Francona’s father, Tito, on July 3, 1954 against the Chicago White Sox. Lindor's month also included becoming just the third player in franchise history to tally at least four runs scored, four hits, two doubles and two home runs in a single contest, joining Kelly Shoppach (July 30,2008) and Joe Carter (September 6, 1986).

As if the above records weren't impressive enough, Lindor also became just the seventh player in Baseball to record at least 27 runs scored, 13 doubles, 10 home runs, and a .373 batting average in a single month. 

This is the Cleveland Indians' first Player of the Month award since Jason Kipnis won back in May 2015.