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BBTN: Boston's Incredible Start, Jays' Atkins, Harvey's Status

Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the distance the Red Sox are putting between themselves and the rest of the AL East, Matt Harvey's future and more (1:34). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on the contenders in the most trouble (19:02) and Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins on superstition, Curtis Granderson's impact and more (32:21).

Red Sox win seventh straight, sweep Angels (0:57)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox sweep the Angels by a combined score of 27-3. They're the first team to start 16-2 since the 1987 Brewers, even though their starting middle infield is on the disabled list.

Benintendi extends lead with long ball (0:27)
Mookie continues to impress with leadoff HR (0:22)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrelton Simmons shows, once again, why nobody does it better. Dives to his left and glove-flips to second to start an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play. Great turn by Ian Kinsler to get Eduardo Nunez, who is not slow.

Pastrnak finds Marchand for the go-ahead goal (0:28)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

OK, it's only the 18th game for Boston, but Mookie Betts is at .400/.493/.817 after hitting his second leadoff home run of the series against the Angels and that's an awesome line. He already has 21 runs, tied with Johnny Pesky (1950) and Ted Williams (1942) for most by a Red Sox player through 18 games.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox in Anaheim: 10 home runs before the first out of the 19th inning.

BALL OR NOTHIN' - Episode 1 (9:17)
Pats get Texans Week 1 (1:13)
MLS celebrates Earth Day with recycled kits (1:37)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 New England Patriots' regular-season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sunday, Sept. 9): vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sunday, Sept. 16); at Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sunday, Sept. 23): at Detroit Lions, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 (Sunday, Sept. 30): vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 5 (Thursday, Oct. 4): vs. Indianapolis Colts, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Sunday, Oct. 14): vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Sunday, Oct. 21): at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Monday, Oct. 29): at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET; WEEK 9 (Sunday, Nov. 4): vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Sunday Nov. 11): at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 11: Bye; WEEK 12 (Sunday, Nov. 25): at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Sunday, Dec. 2): vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Sunday, Dec. 9): at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Sunday, Dec. 16): at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 16 (Sunday, Dec. 23): vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Sunday, Dec. 30): vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Boston Bruins star center Patrice Bergeron will miss Game 4 of their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper body injury. The team says he's "day to day." His line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak dominated Games 1 and 2 against the Leafs, with Boston winning both. They were held without a point in Game 3. The odds that Toronto could hold them in check again in Game 4 just greatly increased.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani will bat sixth, higher than he ever has, two days after exiting his start with a blister, which doesn't affect his hitting. He'll face a same-side pitcher, lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.