Shohei Ohtani, Joey Votto are July Gamers of the Month

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Angels / Designated Hitter right-handed Shohei Ohtani and Reds first baseman Joey Votto were named MLB Player of the Month for July on Monday.

Ohtani received the Chevrolet American League Player of the Month Award for the second consecutive month and became the first consecutive Player of the Month Award winner in both leagues since Chase Headley in August and September 2012 and the first to the AL since Josh Hamilton in early 2012.

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The Halos superstar continued his two-way brilliance last month, producing nine homers, 19 RBIs, 16 walks and a .282 / .396 / .671 slash line in 23 games on the record and a 1.35 ERA with 17 strikeouts and a walk in 20 innings.

Ohtani is the current Major League Home Run Leader at 37, and he has a 173 OPS + as well as a 153 ERA + this season.

As for Votto, this is his first National League Player of the Month award given to Chevrolet in its 15 seasons as a major league, all with the Reds.

The first baseman homered seven games in a row from July 24th to 30th and came just inches away from another on July 31st against the Mets, which would have set the AL / NL record for consecutive games with a home run.

All in all, Votto went 11 times low in July, hitting 0.319 / 0.440 / 0.734 with 19 walks and 25 RBIs in 26 games.