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Bonds, Hernandez and Cabrera honored by NL for July

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New York, NY (Sports Network) - San Francisco outfielder was named National League Player of the Month for July, while Montreal pitcher and Florida outfielder garnered pitching and rookie honors for their performances during the month. The 39-year-old Bonds batted a league-leading .415 (27-for-65) with 11 homers and 21 RBI in 23 games for the . He also led the league with 26 walks and a 1.000 slugging percentage, while scoring 25 runs during the month. On July 12, Bonds tied a major league record when he reached 30 home runs for the 12th consecutive year, matching Jimmy Foxx's mark set from 1929-40.

Hernandez went 5-1 over six starts during the month, throwing an NL-best 50 innings with three complete games and 43 strikeouts to earn Pitcher of the Month honors. He struck out a season- high 10 batters in an 8-1 victory over Philadelphia on July 7. Hernandez leads the with 11 wins this season.

Cabrera batted .318 with five homers and 21 RBI in 24 games for the , who won their last six games of the month to move into Wild Card contention. He beat out Philadelphia rookie centerfielder , who batted .351 during July and was tied for the NL lead with 40 hits.

Other players under consideration for Player of the Month were Colorado's and , Chicago slugger , Atlanta's and , Houston's , San Diego's and San Francisco's .

Other pitcher's receiving votes for the monthly award were Atlanta's and , San Diego's and , Houston's and and Milwaukee's .

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