LF Benintendi and RHP Singer win monthly Royals awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced Friday that pitcher Brady Singer was named the team’s May pitcher of the month and outfielder Andrew Benintendi was named player of the month.

The media along with the local Baseball Writers Association of America chapter votes on the monthly awards.

Singer, who started the month at Class AAA Omaha, had the fifth-best ERA (1.37) among American League starting pitchers in May.

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo.

He allowed just three earned runs in 19 2/3 innings of work, going 2-0 in his three starts during the month of May.

Singer threw a career-high 18 2/3 shutout innings during his three-start streak last month.

Benintendi averaged .300 during the month.

He had nine games with multiple hits, a nine-game hitting streak and was ranked seventh overall in the American League in hits in May.

It is Benintendi’s third consecutive monthly honor since September 2021. He is the fifth Royals player to win the honor in three consecutive months and the first since Jorge Soler in 2019.

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