Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale and Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez were named the American League and the National League pitchers of the month for May, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. Sale won his first monthly honor by pitching a 4-1 record with a 1.71 ERA in five starts. He struck out 35 batters in 31 2/3 innings. His honor marked the first time a team has won the award in back-to-back months. White Sox starter Jake Peavy won the award in April.Overall this season, Sale has a 6-2 record with a 2.30 ERA with 61 strikeouts. Gonzalez compiled a 5-0 record in five starts with a 2.25 ERA with 45 strikeouts. This season, he has a 7-1 record with a 2.09 ERA and 83 strikeouts. He became the second Nationals pitcher in a row to win the award. Stephen Strasberg won the honor in April.