KANSAS CITY -- Right fielder Jeff Francoeur and right-hander Felipe Paulino were voted the Royals' Player and Pitcher of the Month for May by Kansas City media members.
Francoeur led the club in average (.321), hits (34), and total bases (60). During an eight-game hitting streak, he was 16-for-32 (.500), with four home runs.
Paulino had a 2-1 record and 2.03 ERA, holding opponents scoreless in three of his five starts. He led the staff with 34 strikeouts in 31 innings.