Recap - Red Sox Make Short Work of Ohtani

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

They were probably thrilled to finally be playing in weather conditions more suitable to the sport.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
After a homestand that featured some of the worst climate conditions a baseball player can imagine, the Red Sox slammed six home runs - three of them off the bat of Mookie Betts (pictured) - en route to a 10-1 route of the Angels to open their first West Coast road trip of the year.

With the victory, Boston improved to a franchise record 14-2.

Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani wasn't around long - just two innings before leaving with a blister. He was charged with three runs on four hits and two walks with just one strikeout.

The Red Sox, who hit an MLB-low 168 home runs in 2017, slammed three in one inning alone with Jackie Bradley Jr., Brock Holt and Rafael Devers all going deep in a five-run third inning.

David Price went five innings for his second win of the season. He struck out six while giving up three hits and walking four.

Betts and JBJ each had three hits in Boston's 15-hit onslaught of Angels pitchers. Devers, Christian Vazquez and Holt each had two.

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