BOSTON Teams

Moreland 4 RBI part of Red Sox rout (0:25)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels entered this series with seven consecutive wins, then the Red Sox came into their place and outscored them 19-1 in the first two games. Boston is now the first team since the 2003 Giants to start a season 15-2. They lead the Majors in runs per game, starting pitcher ERA, winning percentage and run differential. Probably a lot of other stuff, too.

Martinez drives out solo shot (0:25)
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Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Greg Wyshynski breaks down two big Game 4 battles in the Eastern Conference.

Devers' clears bases with grand slam (0:20)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

In 12 innings against the Angels, the Red Sox have amassed 7 home runs. Five have come from Mookie Betts and Rafael Devers, who connected on a grand slam.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox entered tonight second in the Majors in runs per game (5.88) and first in the Majors in OPS (.830). On Tuesday, Shohei Ohtani needed 66 pitches to record six out against them. On Wednesday, Tyler Skaggs recorded his seventh out on his 60th pitch.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

The Selke Trophy was one that caused me the most consternation and revision on my NHL Awards ballot. The Professional Hockey Writers Association nominated the Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, the Flyers' Sean Couturier and the Kings' Anze Kopitar. Without revealing the order of my ballot, I'll say that one of those players didn't make the cut for me. My five: the Panthers' Aleksander Barkov, Bergeron, Couturier, the Stars' Radek Faksa and the Wild's Mikko Koivu. My winner? Koivu, who didn't make the finalists. Really crowded field, but I am a little surprised my peers went for Bergeron given he only played 64 games. But his reputation played all 82, apparently.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins' Bergeron in line for record fifth Selke

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron earned his seventh straight nomination for the Selke Trophy, given to the best defensive forward in the NHL. Also named as finalists are Kings center Anze Kopitar and Flyers center Sean Couturier.

T-Mac encourages Bledsoe to learn who Rozier is (1:38)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens was asked Wednesday during an offday conference call about Eric Bledsoe saying he's never heard of Terry Rozier. Stevens: "I mean, I heard that. Our team is just focused on Game 3." A reporter playfully asked if Stevens didn't want to bite on the question and Stevens responded with silence until the next question came.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Mike Vrabel (2001-2008), DL Richard Seymour (2001-2008) and OT Matt Light (2001-2011) were announced as Patriots Hall of Fame finalists on Wednesday. A fan vote on the Patriots' official website will determine one winner. Vrabel is a three-time finalist, while Seymour is a two-time finalist and this is Light's first time as a finalist.

Gary Payton joins the show

Gary Payton reveals who was the hardest person to check, breaks down the NBA playoffs and speaks on the art of trash talking. Plus, Adam Schefter delivers news on Tom Brady's status.

Payton supports Bledsoe, Rozier's trash talk (1:52)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

As of today, Hanley Ramirez has earned first base eligibility in ESPN leagues, immediately placing him atop the position on our Player Rater. From a going-forward-rankings perspective, I've now got him 22nd at the position, between Jose Martinez and Trey Mancini.