Jose Bautista capped an inspiring month of June with another outstanding player award.

The Blue Jays slugger was named American League Player of the Month for June, and it followed on the heels of his being named Honda Player of the Month winner by the Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Bautista, who started slowly this season, returned in June to the form that has seen him claim the major league home run crown the past two seasons, and earn three straight all-star berths, including being voted to the AL starting lineup for next week's game in Kansas City.