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Gordon, Holland named KC's Players of Month for May

KANSAS CITY -- Through fan and media voting, Alex Gordon was named the Majestic Royals Player of the Month and Greg Holland was voted the Royals' Pitcher of the Month for their efforts during May.

Gordon, a left fielder, finished May seventh in the American League in hits and 12th in batting average with a .339 mark. He led the team in hits, runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He was also tied for the team lead in home runs and walks.

Holland, a righty reliever, held opponents to a .185 batting average, allowing one earned run in eight May innings. He recorded saves on May 1 against Tampa Bay and May 30 in St. Louis, and finished the month 1-0 with a victory against Chicago on May 5, when he pitched a scoreless 10th inning in a 6-5 win.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for and Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for
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