KANSAS CITY -- Designated hitter Billy Butler and right-handed reliever Greg Holland were named the Royals' Player of the Month and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, on Wednesday.
Butler led the team with four home runs in July with 16 RBIs. He hit .327 with a club-leading .404 on-base percentage, as well, and hit a memorable walk-off home run to beat the Mariners on July 18.
Holland, the team's newly named closer, posted a 2.70 ERA in 12 July games, which was the lowest among Royals pitchers with multiple appearances in the month. He struck out 17 hitters and limited them to a .213 batting average over 13 1/3 innings.
Members of the Kansas City media made the selections.