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The Tampa Bay Rays are on tempo to go 162-0.
That is not going to occur, after all, however the Rays are making historical past to start the 2023 season.
With their 9-3 win over the Boston Purple Sox on Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Area, the Rays are 13-0 to start out the 2023 marketing campaign, turning into the primary workforce for the reason that 1987 Milwaukee Brewers to take action.
These Brewers and 1982 Atlanta Braves are the one different modern-era groups to start out a season 13-0.
Moreover, the Rays are tied for the longest win streak to start out a season since 1900.
Tampa Bay Rays @RaysBaseball
Sweeping our manner into the historical past books
Evan Woodbery @evanwoodbery
The Rays are 13-0.
The final fashionable workforce to start out the season with 13 straight wins was the 1987 Brewers.
Milwaukee completed 91-71, 7 video games behind the first-place Tigers, certainly one of *4 groups* within the AL East with a greater document than the Minnesota Twins, the AL West champs.
Tampa Bay put collectively one other spectacular outing Thursday as Yandy Díaz and Brandon Lowe each hit residence runs and Randy Arozarena, Manuel Margot, Harold Ramírez and Francisco Mejía all drove in runs.
Moreover, beginning pitcher Jeffrey Springs posted 5 strikeouts earlier than being pulled from the sport within the prime of the fourth inning with left arm ulnar neuritis.
Whereas Tampa Bay has but to face a high quality opponent this season, it has nonetheless outscored its foes 101-30, which is outstanding, and tying the document remains to be a formidable feat.
Twitter was fast to reward Tampa Bay for sweeping the Purple Sox and becoming a member of the historical past books Thursday:
Ryan Rosenblatt @RyanRosenblatt
MLB goes to have to alter this yr’s All Star Recreation to the all stars vs. the 93-0 Rays
Cory McCartney @coryjmccartney
The now 13-0 #Rays have a run differential of +71.
Take all the opposite division leaders’ differentials mixed, and it comes as much as eight lower than #RaysUp.
Insane begin. pic.twitter.com/90qBRF74gJ
Cole Thompson @MrColeThompson
I genuinely assume the #Rays are by no means shedding a sport at this level.
Eric Hubbs @BarstoolHubbs
Certain it got here towards 4 final place groups, however 13-0 to being the yr for the Rays is insane. Outscoring your opponents 101-30 is preposterous. Do not prefer it one bit
Kenny Morales @KennyMoralesTV
THE STREAK LIVES ON!
The Rays come from behind to beat the Boston Purple Sox, 9-3.
Tampa Bay improves to (13-0) and has now tied the key league document for the perfect begin to a season since 1900! #RaysUp | @BN9 | @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/kzsxCEtaQT
Aaron Parseghian WTSP @AaronParseghian
The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-0!!! This workforce is particular pic.twitter.com/ts6F13Gnee
David Schiele WTSP @Deacon_Schiele
The Tampa Bay Roman Rays are 13-0, tying the MLB document for the perfect begin to a season! pic.twitter.com/GY3M4paGnR
The Rays will face a lot harder opponents within the weeks forward as matchups towards the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros are on faucet this month.
The Rays will probably be again in motion Friday towards the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.