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Sensational Puig earns NL Player of Month Award

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LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig earned his second career National League Player of the Month Award for his performance in May, leading the Majors with a .398 batting average and a .492 on-base percentage.

Puig was voted the NL Player and Rookie of the Month last June, his first month in the Majors.

Over 28 games last month, Puig led the league with 43 hits, setting a new Los Angeles record for hits in May. He also led the NL in RBIs (25), slugging percentage (.731), extra-base hits (19) and total bases (79). Puig's eight homers tied the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton for the league lead, and his 20 runs scored was tied for fourth.

Puig reached base safely in each of his 28 games last month, recording a hit in 26 of them. He doubled 10 times and stole four bases, carrying the Dodgers to 15 wins in the month as the team led the league with 276 hits and 139 runs scored.

Puig, who had 12 multihit games in the month, is currently tied for the Major League lead with 22 overall this season. Over eight games from May 9-17, he recorded at least one extra-base hit and one RBI. Puig also posted a career-high 16-game hitting streak from April 30-May 18.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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