White Sox's Sale is AL Pitcher of the Month

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale was named American League Pitcher of the Month for May after going 4-1 with a league-leading 1.71 earned run average in five starts.

Sale struck out 35 batters and issued just nine walks over 31 2/3 innings.

White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy won the award for the month of April, marking the first time that an American League club has won consecutive Pitcher of the Month awards to start a season since Pedro Martinez won in April, May and June of 1999 for the Boston Red Sox.

Other pitchers receiving votes were Cleveland's Chris Perez, Detroit's Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, Toronto's Brandon Morrow, Tampa Bay's Fernando Rodney and Minnesota's Scott Diamond.