KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Ervin Santana, who posted a 3-1 record and 2.00 ERA in five starts, was voted the Royals Pitcher of the Month for April by Kansas City media. He finished the month with 13 straight scoreless innings.
Left fielder Alex Gordon was voted Player of the Month by media and fans. Gordon hit .317 with 17 RBIs and three homers, one of them a grand slam at Detroit. He hit .396 in a 12-game hitting streak.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.