Conventional wisdom was that the Angels would slip a little bit offensively this season since slugger Mark Teixeira departed as a free agent for the Bronx. Conventional wisdom was wrong. The Angels finished second in the AL in runs per game (5.45), trailing only the Yankees (5.65). The Red Sox (5.38) were third. They were third behind the Yankees and Sox in OPS (.792), second to the Yankees in runs scored (883), and first in batting average (.285). At one point this season, all nine hitters in the Angels' lineup were at .300 or better, and six finished with 15 or more home runs. Kendry Morales (pictured), who replaced Teixeira at first base, led the Angels in homers (34) and RBIs (108) while batting .306.
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