Dustin Pedroia Earns First Career AL Player of The Month Honors for July

Dustin Pedroia Earns First Career AL Player of The Month Honors for July Dustin Pedroia entered the month of July hitting .272. When the calendar turned to August, the average was up to .309.

Scattered in between July 1 and July 31 was a 25-game hit streak (which began June 29), a .411 average (46-for-112), nine doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 22 RBI and 27 runs. Pedroia's efforts in July earned him his first career AL Player of the Month award.

The hit streak was the longest by a second baseman in Red Sox franchise history.

Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that Pedroia had won the award. Teammate Adrian Gonzalez won the award for June.

The three-time All-Star finished first in batting average, hits, slugging percentage (.723) and total
bases (81), for the month of July. Pedroia also recorded 46 hits, the most for a Red Sox player since 1939 when Bobby Doerr (52), Ted Williams (48) and Jimmy Foxx (47) all recorded more.

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