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Adrian Gonzalez named NL Player of the Month for April

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Monday was named National League Player of the Month for April, after enjoying one of the finest months of his career.

Gonzalez hit .383/.432/.790 with eight home runs, nine doubles, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored in 21 games. He led the majors in slugging percentage and led the National League in home runs during the month. He was third in the NL in batting average, runs, RBI and was tied for third in doubles.

This is the second Player of the Month Award for Gonzalez, who also won the American League award in June 2011 with the Red Sox.

Gonzalez won NL Player of the Week honors for the opening week of the season, when he set a major league record with five home runs in the first three games of the series.

The Dodgers captured two of the six NL Player of the Month honors in 2014, with Yasiel Pug winning in May and Matt Kemp in September. Before Gonzalez, the last Dodgers first baseman to win NL Player of the Month was Steve Garvey in September 1976.