Kris Bryant earns National League Rookie of the Month

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The Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was award the National League Rookie of the Month.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was named the National League Rookie of the Month on Wednesday.

Bryant earned the award after hitting .265 with seven home runs, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored in May. The third baseman also hit one of the longest home runs in Wrigley Field during his award-winning month — hitting the left-field scoreboard.

Bryant is the first Cubs rookie to record at least 22 RBI in the month of May since Bob Speake had 29 RBI in 1955 and Ernie Banks had 27 RBI in 1954.

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. was the American League Rookie of the Month, hitting .296 with nine RBI and 22 runs scored.

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