Guthrie had a 3-1 record in six starts, even without a decision in an Aug. 19 team victory when he had a no-hitter through two outs in the eighth (after a successful appeal, at least). Including that game, he had a 22-inning scoreless streak. His ERA for the month was 2.33.
Left fielder Alex Gordon was Royals' Player of the Month after leading the team in hits (35), RBIs (20) and slugging percentage (.513). He batted .310 with five home runs.