After a rousing 2012 American League Division Series, the Oakland A's and the Detroit Tigers will…
Scout.com Player of the Week: Brandon Moss
Yes, the 29-year old infielder is having one of the poorer seasons (batting average-wise) of his career (hitting .249), but over the past seven days, Moss and the resurgent Athletics have reminded the baseball world just why they were one of the best teams in the bigs during the first half of the season.
Starting with an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers in the Motor City in which Moss went 1-for-3 with two walks, Moss has hit in five of the last seven games, scoring eight runs, popping four home runs and driving in 11.
Moss has led the majors in OPS (1.455), slugging (.955), homers and RBIs over the past seven days, ranking second in the big leagues in runs.
As Oakland ripped off six wins in seven days – interrupted rudely by the Tigers, who swiped a 7-6 win on Aug. 29 in Detroit – to pull to within one game of AL West-leading Texas, Moss hit a robust .364 (8-for-22). Over his last 10 games, Moss has ripped seven homers and driven in 14.
Moss's biggest game came in a 14-4 route of the Tigers on Aug. 28, in which the 6-foot, 210-pound lefty stick swatted two dingers and a double, going 4-for-5 with three runs and six RBIs.
Aug. 19-25: Jarrod Parker
Aug. 12-18: Alfonso Soriano
Aug. 5-11: Miguel Cabrera
July 29-August 4: A.J. Burnett
July 22-28: Giancarlo Stanton
July 15-21: Juan Lagares
July 8-14: Buster Posey
July 1-7: Clayton Kershaw
June 24-30: Jason Kipnis
June 17-23: Ryan Howard
June 10-16: Carlos Gonzalez
June 3-9: Yasiel Puig
May 26-June 2: Domonic Brown
May 20-26: Mike Trout
May 13-19: Justin Masterson
May 6-12: Evan Longoria
April 29-May 5: Ryan Raburn
April 22-28: Jeff Locke
April 15-21: Mike Trout
April 8-14: Prince Fielder
Ryan Gorcey covers Major League Baseball and publishes BearTerritory.net for Scout.com and FOX Sports NEXT. Follow him on twitter at @RGBearTerritory.
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