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DETROIT -- This Angels offense surely isn't short on power, even without the contributions of an injured Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun.

Entering Saturday, the Angels led the Majors with 27 homers. That's the most in franchise history through the first 16 games, three more than they hit in all of April last year and seven shy of the club record for March/April (34 in 2000). Twelve of their players have a home run, which is the most in baseball, and 49 percent of their runs have come via the long ball, which ranks third.

With J.B. Shuck's first-inning homer against Max Scherzer on Saturday, the Angels have now homered in 15 of their 17 games.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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