Trout collects 4th Player of the Month Award

Trout collects 4th Player of the Month Award

Angels center fielder Mike Trout earned American League Player of the Month honors for April by having the best first month of his five-year career.

The 25-year-old hit .364 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs, along with a 1.151 OPS, all career bests for April. Trout also finished out the month with a 14-game hitting streak, including seven multihit games in the span. Trout posted a total of 11 multihit performances in 27 games.

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Trout's best game of the month at the plate came against the Rangers on Friday, when he went 3-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs in a 6-3 win. However, one of his most dramatic hits in the month came against the A's on April 25, when he belted a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings, before the Angels won, 2-1, in 11 frames.

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This marks Trout's fourth AL Player of the Month Award.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.