Major League Baseball announced Saturday afternoon that Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been named the American League Player of the Month for June -- the first time he has received the honor.
During the month, Altuve batted .420 (42x100) with six doubles, four home runs, 15 RBIs, six stolen bases, and a 1.112 OPS in 26 games. Altuve led all AL hitters in batting average, hits, and on-base percentage during the month. He set the franchise mark for batting average in a single June (min. 75 PA).
Altuve is the first second baseman in club history to win a monthly award. He is the first Astros player to win a Player of the Month award since Lance Berkman in 2008. Berkman was named the National League Player of the Month for May.