The Tampa Bay Rays continued their hot streak on Monday night as they shut out the Boston Red Sox, defeating them by a final score of 1-0.
The Rays had a bullpen game on Monday, starting left-hander Jalen Beeks, who went two innings before giving way to Josh Fleming, who gave them four scoreless frames.
Lefty Colin Poche earned the win with righty Pete Fairbanks nailing down the save.
The Rays are now 10-0 and hold a four-game lead in the American League East.
It’s the best start of any team in baseball during the Wild Card era.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a graphic featuring a list of teams who have had the best starts in baseball history.
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— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) April 11, 2023
With their win, the Rays surpassed the 2003 Kansas City Royals, who started off 9-0.
They are tied with the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, 1962 Pittsburgh Pirates, and 1966 Cleveland Indians.
The 1981 Oakland Athletics got off to an 11-0 start, while the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers and 1982 Atlanta Braves each got off to 13-0 starts.
Needless to say, the Rays are red hot and are showing no signs of slowing down.
Their pitching has been lights out.
Even without Tyler Glasnow, the Rays have received solid performances out of Shane McClanahan, Zach Eflin, Jeffrey Springs, and Drew Rasmussen.
But their offense consists of stars such as Wander Franco, Randy Arozarena, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, and Isaac Paredes.
The team is firing on all cylinders and is very quickly creating some space between themselves and the rest of the American League East.
Tampa Bay is also a full three games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the best record in all of baseball.NEXT: Rays Sit At The Top Of An Elite List