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Cody Bellinger wins NL Rookie of Month, Kenley Jansen wins Reliever of Month for June

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LOS ANGELES — A pair of Dodgers All-Stars picked up a couple more honors on Monday, with Cody Bellinger winning National League Rookie of the Month for June, and closer Kenley Jansen capturing NL Reliever of the Month.

Bellinger set a Dodgers rookie record with 13 home runs in June, just two off the franchise mark for any player in a month. He hit .286/.361/.743 and drove in 27 runs in 28 games, the first Dodgers player to drive in 25 or more runs in back-to-back months since Manny Ramirez in 2008.

Bellinger, who was called up to the majors on Apr. 25, has won NL Rookie of the Month honors in each of his two full months in the majors. He was named to the NL All-Star team on Sunday, just the eighth Dodgers rookie to be named an All-Star.

Jansen was especially stingy in June, even though he did issue his only walk of the season during the month. He pitched 14 scoreless innings with 18 strikeouts in his 12 games, saving 10 and winning two.

In June, Jansen had three saves of four outs, one five-out save, and a two-inning win.

He faced 49 batters and allowed only six to reach base — two singles, two doubles, a walk, and a hit by pitch (another batter reached on an error) — with opposing batters hitting just .085/.122/.128 against him.

Jansen in June inherited six runners and stranded them all. Batters were 0-for-13 with six strikeouts with runners in scoring position against him for the month.

Jansen on Sunday was named an All-Star for the second season in a row, the first Dodgers reliever to make two consecutive All-Star teams since Jonathan Broxton in 2009 and 2010.