The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays have proven to be the two best teams in all of baseball to start the 2023 season.
Texas was busy over the winter and added some key pitchers to their staff, while the Rays also improved their pitching staff.
Tampa Bay has a record of 46-19, which is the best in all of baseball.
Led by Yandy Diaz, Shane McClanahan, Randy Arozarena, Isaac Paredes, Brandon Lowe, and Harold Ramirez, the Rays have been dominating every other team in the majors this year.
But Texas isn’t too far behind.
They own the second-best record in all of baseball at 40-21.
This weekend, the two American League powerhouses will match up in a three-game series.
On Twitter, MLB posted a graphic featuring stars from both sides to hype up this great matchup.
The teams with the top two records in baseball start a weekend clash tonight. pic.twitter.com/YCRyPudNSG
— MLB (@MLB) June 9, 2023
This weekend’s series will take place at Tropicana Field.
The Rays are on a six-game winning streak and are coming off a series sweep against the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins.
The Rangers lost their game on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, but won two out of three and have also won seven of their last 10 games.
Both teams are red-hot and looking to do some damage over the weekend in St. Petersburg.
The Rangers come in with stars such as Adolis Garcia, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Nathan Eovaldi, and others.
The Rays boast a lineup that features Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena and a pitching staff that is led by left-hander and ace Shane McClanahan.NEXT: The Rays Have Joined Elite Company