Offense thrives in Morales' absence

Updated: May 31, 2010, 8:40 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

After Mike Scioscia had had about 20 hours to absorb the loss of slugging first baseman Kendry Morales, he was asked if the injury put more pressure on his pitching staff.

"A pitching staff can't manufacture runs, so there's no more or less pressure on them," Scioscia said.

This Los Angeles Angels staff doesn't look like it will shut down good lineups day after day, so instead the burden figures to be spread out over the rest of the batting order. Scioscia made a point of singling ...

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