Guthrie, Aoki garner Royals' monthly honors

Guthrie, Aoki garner Royals' monthly honors

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced their Player and Pitcher of the Month Award winners for September, with outfielder Nori Aoki and starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie snagging the honors.

Aoki used his .379 batting average, third in the Majors last month, and .432 on-base percentage to garner the Royals Majestic Player of the Month.

Guthrie showcased a 2.40 ERA in five September starts. This, along with his seven shutout innings in Kansas City's postseason-clinching win on Sept. 26, helped Guthrie earn the Pitcher of the Month accolade.

Guthrie is now a three-time Royals Pitcher of the Month Award winner, while Aoki grabbed his first Player of the Month honor with the team.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.