Trumbo getting a kick from newfound power

Trumbo getting a kick from newfound power

KANSAS CITY -- After hitting an eighth-inning homer in Monday's 10-8 win over the Royals, Mark Trumbo now leads the Angels in that category with 10.

Trumbo credits a mechanical adjustment for helping him with a recent power surge in which he has hit four homers in the last 11 games.

"I had a toe-tap thing going and I ditched that the other day in favor of a higher leg kick," Trumbo said. "That's what I used last year in Triple-A and I had kind of gotten away from it. I brought that back and it has helped me stay behind the ball a little better."

Trumbo said his leg kick is "similar" to the batting style of Toronto's Jose Bautista.