St Louis Cardinals: Handing out our monthly hardware

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May 10, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong (16) hits a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Silver Slugger – Kolten Wong

After experimenting with multiple leadoff hitters in May, the Cardinals have found a formidable fit for the top of the batting order in Wong.

The second baseman not only led St. Louis in batting average and on-base percentage within the last month, but showed offensive prowess with five home runs within the same time frame, along with five game-winning runs batted in this season.

Wong had nine multi-hit efforts in May, but his 14th-inning walk-off home run on May 3 capped a home series sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates and proved to be a major stepping stone to his breakout.

Runner-up: Jhonny Peralta (.306 BAA, 6 HR, 18 RBI)