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2018 Schedule
16-2, 1st in AL East
12h

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)
20h

Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2

Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory Thursday night.

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.

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.

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.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 1B Tyler Austin says he had his appeal hearing today with MLB officials, regarding his role in last week's brawl with the Red Sox. He was told he may not hear anything more on his appeal until next week.

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2dAlden Gonzalez

Red Sox just 7th in live ball era to begin 15-2

After belting six homers on Tuesday, the Red Sox added another three Wednesday, including a grand slam by Rafael Devers, to rout the Angels 9-0 and improve their record to 15-2.

Moreland's four RBIs 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)

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.

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2dAlden Gonzalez

Ohtani set to make next start despite blister

Shohei Ohtani is expected to make his next start for the Angels after the Japanese two-way sensation was limited to two innings in his third career start Tuesday because of a blister on his pitching hand.

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.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average2.632nd
Quality Starts15Tied-1st
WHIP1.093rd
BAA.2071st
Runs1161st
Batting Average.2921st
On Base Percentage.3621st
Slugging Percentage.4961st