Jackie Bradley Jr. Named AL Player Of The Month After Big May For Red Sox

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Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

Photo via May 30, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) hits a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Red Sox won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Jackie Bradley Jr. is getting some national recognition after having one heck of a month.

Major League Baseball named the Boston Red Sox center fielder its American League Player of the Month for May after his spectacular performance, which partly included a 29-game hitting streak.

Bradley is the first Red Sox to receive the honor since second baseman Dustin Pedroia was named AL Player of the Month in July 2011.

In 27 May games, Bradley led the AL in on-base percentage (.474) and was in the top 10 for average (second, .381), slugging percentage (second, .701), OPS (second, 1.175), hits (eighth, 37), home runs (tied for fifth with eight), RBIs (eighth, 24), walks (fifth, 17) and extra-base hits (tied for ninth with 15).

Bradley started June on a high note, too, as his wife, Erin, gave birth to their first child Thursday.

Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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