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Will luck run out for Angels on offense?

Updated: May 17, 2011, 5:29 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

There's a blueprint for a Mike Scioscia team: focus on pitching and defense, and build your offense around high-contact batters who hit for a high average. Sitting on the cusp of first place at the quarter-pole of the season, the last part of that formula is in jeopardy for the 2011 Los Angeles Angels.

This year's squad is striking out far more than the Angels' playoff teams in the Scioscia era -- 21.4 percent of the team's at-bats end in strikeouts. Granted, 2011 has so far been ...

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