The Red Sox's historic march through April continued Thursday with an 8-2 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium, as they completed a three-game sweep. Boston improved to 16-2, joining rare company in MLB history.
Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons has had one of his best career starts at the plate, but he's been outshined by Shohei Ohtani, the young phenom who is the first full-time two-way player since Babe Ruth, and two-time American League Most Valuable Player Award winner Mike Trout.
D-backs outfielders A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings collided with each other on the warning track in right-center attempting to catch Joe Panik's fly ball during the third inning of Thursday night's 3-1 win against the Giants.
Among the many thousands of possible batter-pitcher matchups, there may not be a more entertaining one than Adrian Beltre vs. Felix Hernandez. Merely calling it a matchup feels insufficient. It's a friendly rivalry between former teammates, a battle of wits between two intense competitors, and frequently, a comedy act surpassing any between-innings mascot hijinks.