Tampa Bay Rays Tie 23-Year-Old Record With Elite 11-0 Start To Season

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Shoutout to Tampa!

After getting hype for their 10-0 start, the Tampa Bay Rays have added to that going to 11-0 after taking out the Boston Red Sox in a 7-2 blowout Tuesday night. Tampa Bay has now tied the 1981 Oakland Athletics for the third-best start to an MLB season.

The Rays hit four home runs against the Sox, with each Yandy Diaz, Josh Lowe, Isaac Paredes and Brandon Lowe knocking bombs out of the park, which has their 11-game HR tally at a staggering 29 total — another historical mark for Tampa Bay. The 29 figure ties the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals for the most home runs hit to start out a season, according to Sarah Langs of MLB.

The Tampa Bay Rays will go for 12-0 tonight in the continuing series against the Boston Red Sox.

The only thing that sucks for the Tampa Bay Rays on continuing their streak is the fact that Yandy Diaz left Tuesday’s game with a potential shoulder injury, however, it didn’t look too serious, so hopefully Diaz is back in the lineup tonight.

As a Floridian, I can’t help but to take a lot of pride in the Rays’ start. I just live a couple of hours from them and have been to Tampa plenty of times, so I’m all for the team doing their thing. (RELATED: New York Mets’ Luis Guillorme And Tomás Nido Pull Off Unbelievable Hits (If You Can Even Call Them That)

Though, I have the same complaint as this guy:

Let’s try to do better, Tampa.