The Tampa Bay Rays merely can’t be stopped.
The Rays improved to 8-0 on the younger MLB season Saturday with their 11-0 win over the Oakland Athletics and stay the one undefeated workforce within the majors.
Saturday’s was not their solely dominant victory of the yr.
All eight of their wins have been by no less than 4 runs.
Solely four other teams within the fashionable period have gained eight straight by 4 or extra runs, the final being the 1939 New York Yankees, who did it in 10 consecutive video games en path to a World Collection championship.
Tampa Bay has scored 64 runs and allowed simply 18. Its plus-46 run differential is the best ever by means of a workforce’s first eight video games since before 1900.
Their 21 residence runs are additionally tied for the second-most ever in a team’s first eight contests.
The Rays have had a comparatively straightforward schedule to begin the season. They’ve confronted the Detroit Tigers (66-96 final season), Washington Nationals (55-107) and Oakland Athletics (60-102) to this point.
The final time a workforce began 9-0 was 2003 when the Kansas City Royals did so, however they completed 83-79.