Oakland's Gray is AL Pitcher of the Month

08/04/2014 2:54 PM

08/04/2014 3:01 PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray was named the American League Pitcher of the Month on Monday after winning all five of his starts in July.

Gray, 24, had a 1.03 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 35 innings, allowing just four combined earned runs in starts against Toronto, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore and Texas.

He was named pitcher of the month for the first time in April and is the first A's hurler to win the award twice in one season since Barry Zito in 2001.

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