Tampa Bay, who forgot how to lose, opens ‘MLB Most Ties’ with 13 consecutive wins
The Tampa Bay Rays, who forgot how to lose, ran 13 consecutive wins in the opening season, tying the record for the most consecutive opening wins in Major League Baseball (MLB) history.
Tampa Bay won 9-3 in the 2023 MLB Boston Red Sox home game held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 14th (Korean time).
Tampa Bay, which won without rest from the season opener against the Detroit Tigers on the 31st of last month, ran 13 consecutive wins.
It is the record for the longest winning 메이저놀이터streak in MLB since modern baseball began in 1901. Tampa Bay stood shoulder to shoulder with the Atlanta Braves in 1982 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987.
Even before modern baseball, the only team with more opening winning streaks than Atlanta in 1982, Milwaukee in 1987, and Tampa Bay this year is the St. Louis Maroons, which had 20 consecutive wins in 1884.
With this victory, Tampa Bay also rewrote the team’s record for most consecutive wins (12 consecutive wins), set in 2004, for the first time in 19 years.
Tampa Bay, MLB’s representative small market club, is only 28th out of 30 clubs in terms of team salary, but it is showing off its fierce momentum at the beginning of the season.
Since the opening, the difference between scoring (101 points) and conceding (30 points) in 13 games has reached +71, showing off perfect pitching harmony.
On this day, Tampa Bay starter Jeffrey Springs went down the mound after 3 innings due to injury, but Kevin Kelly and Braden Bristow blocked 2⅔ innings and 3 scoreless innings, respectively.
The batting line drove in 10 hits. Harold Ramirez led the batting line with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
After facing 1-1, Tampa Bay, which gave up 1 point each at the beginning of the 4th and 5th innings and was drawn 1-3, took the flow by scoring 7 points at the end of the 5th inning.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, Ramirez and Taylor Walls advanced bases and Josh Law walked, and Francisco Mejia hit right-handed hits on 1st and 3rd base, leading to a 2-3 lead.
Afterwards, Tampa Bay, who balanced 3-3 with Brandon Law’s timely hit from 2nd, 1st and 3rd base, succeeded in turning 4-3 with Randy Arosarena’s timely hit.
Tampa Bay, who filled the bases with a ball that hit Wander Franco’s body, added one run, with third base runner Brandon Law home, as Manuel Margo created a bunt hit.
Tampa Bay ran away 8-3 as Ramírez, who came back to bat with the bases loaded with two outs, pulled off a sweeping double.
In Tampa Bay, in the bottom of the 7th inning, Brandon Roe hit a solo shot by Woo Joong-wol, putting a wedge in the game.