Red Sox continue best-ever start with 9-0 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Everything is going right for the Boston Red Sox, and it has propelled them to the best start in the franchise's long history.

Rafael Devers hit his first career grand slam, Rick Porcello threw six scoreless innings and the Red Sox improved to 15-1 since losing on opening day with a 9-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

Mitch Moreland had four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the ninth, and J.D Martinez hit a solo shot in the seventh to help the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive win.

The Red Sox are the fifth team since the American League was established in 1901 to post at least 14 wins in their first 17 games.

''We've had a pretty good run at it here, pretty much the whole season so far,'' Moreland said. ''It seems like one through nine, everybody is kind of stepping up. Obviously, been throwing the ball really well on the mound. Just playing a real complete game, a clean game right now.''

Devers hit a home run for the second game in a row, putting his third of the season off the wall in right field just over the yellow line to make it 6-0 after Moreland singled to score Mookie Betts.

After getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the first, Porcello (4-0) cruised to his league-leading fourth win. He gave up six hits and struck out six without issuing a walk.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first. Hanley Ramirez doubled to center, with the ball landing just past a leaping Mike Trout, and Moreland drove him in with a single to right.

''Our offense is really setting the tone right now and doing an incredible job. I mean, they are doing a great job of getting on their starter early,'' Porcello said. ''The runs they are putting up, we're just going out there and attacking the strike zone and get outs and chew up as much of the game as possible.''

Tyler Skaggs (2-1) gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings for the Angels, who have lost two straight following a seven-game winning streak.

The Angels have been outscored 19-1 through the first two games of the series.

''You're going to run into some waves like this where it just doesn't seem like you're putting things together, but we're a much better offensive team than in the last couple of years,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts (ankle) took ground balls during batting practice, but manager Alex Cora said ''there's no rush'' to bring him back. . RHP Steven Wright (knee) will start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. . LHP Bobby Poyner (hamstring) will be sent out on a rehab assignment soon, with weather likely determining where he will go.

Angels: Shohei Ohtani is expected to make his next start after being limited to two innings Tuesday because of a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. Ohtani will be available to hit against the Red Sox on Thursday. . RHP JC Ramirez underwent surgery to repair a torn UCL on Tuesday.

CALIFORNIA SUN

The Red Sox have not been good in the Pacific Time Zone, posting a .438 win percentage (89-114) when playing on the West Coast over the previous 16 seasons. After not winning a series at the Angels, Oakland or Seattle last season, they already have one under their belt.

AT HOME ON THE ROAD

Devers extended his road hitting streak to 12 games dating back to Sept. 18, 2017, and it was his fourth homer in that span. He has a hit in 19 of his last 21 road games going back to last season.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0, 3.72) gave up one run in six innings against Baltimore on Friday. Rodriguez's only career start at Angel Stadium was a brief one, giving up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in 2015.

Angels: RHP Nick Tropeano (1-0, 0.00) held Kansas City scoreless in 6 2/3 innings to get the win Thursday. Tropeano has never faced the Red Sox.

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  • W: R. Porcello (4-0)L: T. Skaggs (2-1)
  • HR: BOS - M. Moreland (1), J. Martinez (4), R. Devers (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF51200002.390.486.7631.2493.0
H. Ramirez DH42100012.322.369.542.9123.5
a- B. Swihart PH-DH10000012.250.308.333.641-0.5
J. Martinez LF53411011.313.343.578.92110.5
M. Moreland 1B42341102.355.444.5811.02513.0
E. Nunez 2B40100124.268.328.464.7921.0
R. Devers 3B51241022.273.338.500.83810.0
S. Leon C50000031.130.130.130.261-1.5
J. Bradley CF50100001.228.313.351.6632.0
T. Lin SS30000120.375.474.500.9740.0
  • a-struck out for H. Ramirez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B20200100.368.409.526.9354.0
M. Trout CF40200002.286.400.586.9862.0
J. Upton LF40000025.278.337.486.823-1.0
A. Pujols DH40100013.282.300.449.7490.5
K. Calhoun RF40000015.205.227.274.501-0.5
Z. Cozart 3B40000023.247.300.425.725-1.0
L. Valbuena 1B40100000.283.317.450.7671.0
A. Simmons SS40000001.296.351.380.7310.0
M. Maldonado C30000021.222.314.267.580-1.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - H. Ramirez (4), R. Devers (6), J. Bradley (4)
    • HR - J. Martinez (4), M. Moreland, R. Devers (3)
    • RBI - J. Martinez (14), M. Moreland 4 (6), R. Devers 4 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Moreland (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Upton 2 (2)
    • E - A. Simmons (2)
    • PB - M. Maldonado (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Porcello (W, 4-0)6.06000601.400.8225.0
    C. Smith1.00001106.351.942.5
    M. Walden1.00000104.091.093.5
    C. Kimbrel1.00000000.000.753.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Porcello (W, 4-0)6.0
    C. Smith1.0
    M. Walden1.0
    C. Kimbrel1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (L, 2-1)4.18661413.981.38-6.0
    J. Alvarez1.11000200.000.753.0
    B. Wood1.11111210.870.871.0
    C. Bedrosian1.01001205.871.832.0
    K. Middleton1.03220212.531.22-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (L, 2-1)4.1
    J. Alvarez1.1
    B. Wood1.1
    C. Bedrosian1.0
    K. Middleton1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Porcello (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 101-71, C. Smith 12-6, M. Walden 14-11, C. Kimbrel 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 4-8, M. Walden 1-1, C. Kimbrel 2-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 25, C. Smith 4, M. Walden 3, C. Kimbrel 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 98-64, J. Alvarez 19-12, B. Wood 18-9, C. Bedrosian 21-16, K. Middleton 30-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 7-3, J. Alvarez 1-1, B. Wood 1-0, C. Bedrosian 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, J. Alvarez 5, B. Wood 5, C. Bedrosian 5, K. Middleton 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF51200002.390.486.7631.2493.0
    H. Ramirez DH42100012.322.369.542.9123.5
    a- B. Swihart PH-DH10000012.250.308.333.641-0.5
    J. Martinez LF53411011.313.343.578.92110.5
    M. Moreland 1B42341102.355.444.5811.02513.0
    E. Nunez 2B40100124.268.328.464.7921.0
    R. Devers 3B51241022.273.338.500.83810.0
    S. Leon C50000031.130.130.130.261-1.5
    J. Bradley CF50100001.228.313.351.6632.0
    T. Lin SS30000120.375.474.500.9740.0
    Total419149331217-----
    HITTERSAB
    M. Betts RF5
    H. Ramirez DH4
    a- B. Swihart PH-DH1
    J. Martinez LF5
    M. Moreland 1B4
    E. Nunez 2B4
    R. Devers 3B5
    S. Leon C5
    J. Bradley CF5
    T. Lin SS3
    Total41
    • a-struck out for H. Ramirez in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B20200100.368.409.526.9354.0
    M. Trout CF40200002.286.400.586.9862.0
    J. Upton LF40000025.278.337.486.823-1.0
    A. Pujols DH40100013.282.300.449.7490.5
    K. Calhoun RF40000015.205.227.274.501-0.5
    Z. Cozart 3B40000023.247.300.425.725-1.0
    L. Valbuena 1B40100000.283.317.450.7671.0
    A. Simmons SS40000001.296.351.380.7310.0
    M. Maldonado C30000021.222.314.267.580-1.0
    Total3306001820-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - H. Ramirez (4), R. Devers (6), J. Bradley (4)
      • HR - J. Martinez (4), M. Moreland, R. Devers (3)
      • RBI - J. Martinez (14), M. Moreland 4 (6), R. Devers 4 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Moreland (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Upton 2 (2)
      • E - A. Simmons (2)
      • PB - M. Maldonado (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (W, 4-0)6.06000601.400.8225.0
      C. Smith1.00001106.351.942.5
      M. Walden1.00000104.091.093.5
      C. Kimbrel1.00000000.000.753.0
      Total9.0600180---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (W, 4-0)6.0
      C. Smith1.0
      M. Walden1.0
      C. Kimbrel1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (L, 2-1)4.18661413.981.38-6.0
      J. Alvarez1.11000200.000.753.0
      B. Wood1.11111210.870.871.0
      C. Bedrosian1.01001205.871.832.0
      K. Middleton1.03220212.531.22-1.0
      Total9.014993123---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (L, 2-1)4.1
      J. Alvarez1.1
      B. Wood1.1
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      K. Middleton1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Porcello (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 101-71, C. Smith 12-6, M. Walden 14-11, C. Kimbrel 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 4-8, M. Walden 1-1, C. Kimbrel 2-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 25, C. Smith 4, M. Walden 3, C. Kimbrel 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 98-64, J. Alvarez 19-12, B. Wood 18-9, C. Bedrosian 21-16, K. Middleton 30-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 7-3, J. Alvarez 1-1, B. Wood 1-0, C. Bedrosian 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 23, J. Alvarez 5, B. Wood 5, C. Bedrosian 5, K. Middleton 6
      • 9TH INNING
        Moreland homered to right, Martinez scored90
      • 7TH INNING
        Martinez homered to right70
      • 3RD INNING
        Devers homered to right, Ramirez, Martinez and Moreland scored60
        Moreland singled to left, Betts scored, Ramirez to third, Martinez to second20
      • 1ST INNING
        Moreland singled to deep right, Ramirez scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Keynan Middleton relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • JD. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez singled to center
        • M. Moreland: Moreland homered to right, Martinez scored
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Devers doubled to deep right
        • S. Leon: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Leon struck out on foul tip
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Bradley lined out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved Marcus Walden
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart grounded out to third
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valbuena flied out to deep center
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Blake Wood
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Bradley doubled to left
        • T. Lin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lin walked
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Betts reached on fielder's choice to left, Bradley to third, Lin out at second
        • Blake Swihart hit for Hanley Ramirez
        • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Marcus Walden relieved Carson Smith
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • A. Pujols: Strike swinging, Foul, Pujols popped out to second
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Wood Pitching:
        • JD. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez homered to right
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez grounded into double play shortstop to first, Moreland out at second
        • R. Devers: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Carson Smith relieved Rick Porcello
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons flied out to right
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kinsler walked
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout fouled out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Alvarez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Bradley lined out to left
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts reached on an infield single to third
        • Blake Wood relieved Jose Alvarez
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Cozart grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Valbuena: Valbuena lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez singled to left center, Nunez out at second
        • Jose Alvarez relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Leon grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Foul, Kinsler reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Trout flied out to deep center
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Upton lined out to right
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pujols flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts flied out to left
        • H. Ramirez: Ramirez safe at first on shortstop Simmons fielding error
        • JD. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to right, Ramirez to second
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moreland grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Valbuena reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • A. Simmons: Simmons reached on fielder's choice to first, Valbuena out at second
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to center
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ramirez reached on fielder's choice to third, Betts to second
        • JD. Martinez: Strike swinging, Martinez singled to center, Betts to third, Ramirez to second
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Moreland singled to left, Betts scored, Ramirez to third, Martinez to second
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Devers homered to right, Ramirez, Martinez and Moreland scored
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Leon flied out to left
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kinsler hit by pitch
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout singled to center, Kinsler to second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Upton lined out to center
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Leon struck out looking
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to second
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lin grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Valbuena lined out to center
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Simmons lined out to shortstop
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Maldonado lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramirez doubled to deep center
        • JD. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Moreland singled to deep right, Ramirez scored
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked, Moreland to second
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Moreland to third, Nunez to second on passed ball, Devers fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kinsler singled to right
        • M. Trout: Foul, Trout singled to center, Kinsler to second
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Pujols singled to center, Kinsler to third, Trout to second
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Calhoun struck out on foul tip
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)