The Angels added two game-changers this season in Garret Anderson (right) and Mark Teixeira, who have solidified the lineup around Vladimir Guerrero. Both of these teams love to use their speed to manufacture runs. This used to be unique to the Angels, but the Sox have adopted the same style to better utilize Jacoby Ellsbury. They will be very aggressive running against the Angels' bullpen. LA's top relievers, Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields, aren't adept at holding runners, and LA catcher Mike Napoli has a slow release. Look for the Angels to run on Sox catcher Jason Varitek as well. Boston's outfield defense is superior and infield defense is solid for both teams.
Edge: LOS ANGELES
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