Numbers: AL West stuff on Mike Trout, A's

July, 20, 2012
7/20/12
1:00
PM CT
ESPN Stats & Information (contributions from Harold Shelton, Justin Havens, Mark Simon, Alvin Anol, JB Kritz, Sam Farber, Jacob Nitzberg and Brandon Mendoza) put together a few nuggets on Mike Trout and the Oakland A's. So here are a few AL West notes for you:

* Mike Trout homered against the Tigers on Thursday, marking a new career high of six homers for the month of July (11 games remaining). After playing only three games in April followed by a strong May, Trout has found his power stroke again in July after swinging more for contact than for the fences in June. A look:

Mike Trout (2012 HR/BA by month)

April/May: 5 HRs, .303 average
June: 3 HRs, .372 average
July: 6 HRs, .414 average (24-for-58)

* The Oakland A's have the best record in baseball since July 1.

Best Records in MLB
Since July 1

Athletics: 11-2, .846 (winning percentage)
Tigers: 11-4, .733
Cubs: 10-4, .714
Yankees: 10-5, .667
>from Elias

* The A's win Thursday snaped a nine-game home losing streak to the Yankees. It was tied for the second-longest vs. any team.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.323 15 58 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 58
RA. Beltre 57
OPSA. Beltre .883
WY. Darvish 10
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167