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Andrew McCutchen Named NL Player Of The Month For June

The hits just keep coming for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. On Monday, it was announced that McCutchen was voted the National League Player of the Month for June.

Through 27 June games, McCutchen posted a batting average of .370, the third best mark among all qualified players in baseball, with 40 hits. He had 73 total bases, which tied him for the most last month with Robinson Cano of the Yankees. The outfielder added seven home runs and 26 RBI to his impressive June totals. His overall slash line last month was .370/.420/.732.

The 25-year-old outfielder has been an essential part of team challenging for the lead in the NL Central. Pittsburgh posted a 17-10 record last month, and is one game behind the Reds for the division lead.

McCutchen will make his second All-Star appearance on July 10 in Kansas City. This is the first time McCutchen was named the Player of the Month. He is the first Pirate to win the award since Jason Bay in May 2006.

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