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Rays’ Historic 13-0 Begin Flooring MLB Twitter as Tampa Bay Sweeps Purple Sox

Erin WalshApril 13, 2023Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesThe Tampa Bay Rays are on pace to go 162-0.That’s not going to happen, of course, but the Rays are making history to begin the 2023 season.With their 9-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Field, the Rays are 13-0 to start the 2023 campaign

Rays’ Historic 13-0 Begin Flooring MLB Twitter as Tampa Bay Sweeps Purple Sox

Erin WalshApril 13, 2023

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - APRIL 13: Yandy Diaz #2 celebrates with third base coach Brady Williams #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on April 13, 2023 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

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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


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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:

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Cam / NoSleeves @NoSleevesGaming

Rays merely wont ever lose.

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.

Robyn Hearn @RobynHearnTV

Who’s going to take the Rays down?

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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

Dan Moscaritolo @DanMoscaritolo

The Rays. Wagon.

Kenny Morales @KennyMoralesTV


The Rays come from behind to beat the Boston Purple Sox, 9-3.

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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

Aaron Parseghian WTSP @AaronParseghian

The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-0!!! This workforce is particular

Jake Shapiro @Shapalicious

The Rays could by no means lose once more

David Schiele WTSP @Deacon_Schiele


The Tampa Bay Roman Rays are 13-0, tying the MLB document for the perfect begin to a season!

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Sarah Langs @SlangsOnSports



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.

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