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

July, 20, 2012
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 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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Alex Rios
.321 1 10 9
HRS. Choo 2
RBIK. Kouzmanoff 10
RE. Andrus 14
OPSS. Choo .932
WM. Perez 3
ERAY. Darvish 1.61
SOY. Darvish 29