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13-6, 1st in AL West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani is a pretty big fan of Bryce Harper, who is in town to play the crosstown Dodgers this weekend. Ohtani, through his interpreter: "It's hard to say exactly how much I try to model his swing. But he's a lefty just like me; he's a great hitter with a great approach, so I try to take all the good parts."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani: "Generally I handle changeups pretty decently, but today they threw a lot, and it was kind of different from how the other pitchers were pitching against me."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani said through his interpreter that his blister is "healing pretty well" and will throw his between-starts bullpen when he normally does, two days before his scheduled start. No word on when that start will come, but probably in Houston early next week.

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

Shohei Ohtani, fooled by left-handed changeups in earlier at-bats, was really late on a 98-mph fastball from right-hander Joe Kelly and strikes out for the third time tonight. He's 0-for-4, but is still batting .324.

Simmons acrobatic dive leads to sweet double play (0:32)
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.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani hit a sharp groundout in his first at-bat and struck out swinging on an inside-corner changeup his next time up. He's now 11-for-32 on the year. He carried a pretty high strikeout rate in Japan.

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 

Angels manager Mike Scioscia, on moving Shohei Ohtani up to sixth: "I just think, where our lineup is right now, just looking at some of the groupings, it's a good spot for Shohei."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani getting ready to take his round of BP. Teammates were instantly impressed with the way the ball jumps off his bat. Some say they've never seen anything like it.

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.

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The Shohei Otani Story by Tim Keown

So far, two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is living up to Ruthian expectations. But how will he possibly keep this up? We trace his journey back to Japan in search of the surprising answer.

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

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs106Tied-2nd
Batting Average.2713rd
On Base Percentage.3299th
Slugging Percentage.4403rd
Earned Run Average4.0316th
Quality Starts11Tied-4th
WHIP1.3721st
BAA.23915th