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The Tampa Bay Rays do not take their foot off the accelerator and after achieving a long-suffering 1-0 victory this Monday against the Boston Red Sox thanks to a solo home run by Brandon Lowe, they had the best start to a season in the majors in the last 36 years.
The Rays extended their unbeaten start to the season by setting their record at 10-0, which means the longest streak for a Major League Baseball team since the Milwaukee Brewer posted a 13-0 start to the season in 1987matching the mark set by the Atlanta Braves in 1982.
Lowe, who homered for the third consecutive game, also led the Tampa team to become the seventh team to open the campaign with 10 consecutive victories since 1901.
The Rays’ success so far this year is due to a balanced work between offense and pitching, which has led him to convert 76 runs and receive only 18. Something that manager Kevin Cash knows perfectly well because after the victory he recognized that this was the first game in which not much was hit.
“This was the first night with a kind of muted offense,” Cash said, acknowledging the confidence he had in the fact that one of his players was going to hit the game-winning drive. “The feeling was that at any moment someone was going to take her out of the park. Brandon was the ideal hitter.”.
A few days ago, the Tampa Bay organization had already written its name in baseball history when they managed to win each of their first six games by a differential of at least four runs, something not seen since 1884 when the San Luis Coffees.
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