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Padres' Headley named NL player of the month

San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley has been named the National League player of the month for September.

Also winning the award for August, Headley continued to swing a hot bat over the final full month of the season. He posted a .324 batting average while hitting nine homers and driving in a league-best 30 runs.

According to Elias, Headley is just the second player since 2000 to post back- to-back months with 30-or-more RBI. Albert Pujols accomplished the feat in April and May of 2006.

Headley joined former third baseman Ken Caminiti, who also won the award in back-to-back months, as the only other Padre to collect the monthly honor twice in a season.

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, Washington's Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, San Francisco's Buster Posey and Marco Scutaro and Cincinnati's Joey Votto were also considered for the award.