For the first time since the 1987 season, a Major League Baseball Club has started the year with 10 straight wins.
The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Monday night, going 10-0 on the season and becoming the first team to do so since the Milwaukee Brewers 36 years ago.
Tampa Bay is now just three wins behind the 1987 Brewers and the 1982 Atlanta Braves for the best start to a season in MLB history.
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Monday night’s victory was the smallest margin of victory of the season for the Rays, coming off Brandon Lowe’s solo home run in the eighth inning.
«It’s great to come out on top,» Lowe said in his postgame on-field interview, according to ESPN. «Let’s keep rolling.»
The two teams combined for just eight hits on the night as the The Rays won by less four races for the first time this season.
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«This is the first night that the offense was a little bit quiet,» Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. «I felt that, at a given moment, someone can take you out of the stadium.»
It was the third consecutive shutout for the Rays, as five tampa bay pitchers combined for a three-hit performance.
«I think overall it was a good baseball game,» Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, according to ESPN. «They shot well. We shot well. It was good defense. Obviously, we didn’t win. But game-wise, it was great.»
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On Saturday, the Rays moved to 8-0 and tied a modern MLB record by winning all eight games by at least four runs.
Only four other teams in the modern era have won eight straight games by four runs or more, the last being 1939 New York Yankeeswho did it in 10 straight games en route to a World Series championship.
The Rays and Red Sox play the second game of their three-game series on Tuesday.
Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report