Rafael Devers hit a grand slam, Mitch Moreland drove in four runs, and Rick Porcello pitched six shutout innings for his fourth win of the season as the Red Sox clobbered the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 9-0 on Wednesday night to move to 15-2 on the season, the best record in baseball by two games.
Devers smashed his grand slam in the third inning off Angels starter Tyler Skaggs, lining a 1-2 hanging curveball to right-center and barely over the line for his third home run of the season. Devers has driven in 15 runs in 16 games so far.
Brought the slam to the West Coast. ???? pic.twitter.com/vVyAB3bhjy— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 19, 2018
Mitch Moreland also homered for the Red Sox, his first of the season. He finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs total. J.D. Martinez also went deep, his fourth.
Porcello (4-0) allowed no runs on just six hits and no walks in six shutout innings. He threw 101 pitches, 71 of them for strikes (70.3 percent). The 2016 Cy Young Award winner lowered his ERA to 1.40 (tie-fourth in the AL) through four starts.
Up Next: Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0, 3.72 ERA) takes on Nick Tropeano (1-0, 0.00 ERA) in the series finale on Thursday.
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