Offense starting to get healthy

March, 19, 2010
3/19/10
2:12
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A six-day break didn't seem to throw off Bobby Abreu's swing.

He returned from a strained oblique muscle and slammed an opposite-field line drive home run off the Brewers' Jeff Suppan in the first inning Friday. The ball skidded off the top of the wall. Juan Rivera later had a two-run double off the wall in left-center, part of a five-run Angels' first.

The lineup the Angels fielded was close to what they hope to have on Opening Day.

They're starting to get healthy after an assortment of injuries in the middle part of camp. Before the game, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the starting lineup should be intact by the middle of next week. Erick Aybar (sore right arm) hasn't played shortstop since March 10, but Scioscia expects him back Tuesday or Wednesday.

If all goes well, Scioscia will start his regular hitters for the remainder of the exhibition games.

"It's worked for the last 11 years. We usually put them together for the last 8-10 games," Scioscia said. "We definitely see some chemistry that starts to form."

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jered Weaver
WINS ERA SO IP
18 3.59 169 213
OTHER LEADERS
BAH. Kendrick .293
HRM. Trout 36
RBIM. Trout 111
RM. Trout 115
OPSM. Trout .939
ERAG. Richards 2.61
SOJ. Weaver 169