The Tampa Bay Rays (10-0) defeated the Boston Red Sox (5-5) 1-0 on Monday night at Tropicana Field. The win extends the Rays magical start to the season to a perfect 10-0. They are the first team to start a win with ten straight wins since the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers began the season 13-0.
This contest was a pitching duel throughout. Rob Refsnyder had a brilliant outfield catch in the third inning for that Red Sox that kept two Rays from scoring, and the game stayed scorless until the eighth inning.
After Colin Poche worked out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the eighth inning, Brandon Lowe hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth for the only run the Rays would need to get the win.
Jalen Beeks was the opner with two innings in which he allowed one hit, before giving way to Josh Fleming who pitched four innings while allowing only one hit and striking out five. Colin Poche (1-0, 0.00) picked up the win out of the bullpen, before Peter Fairbanks earned his first save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.
The Rays will look to make it 11-0 when they meet the Red Sox in game two of the three game series on Tuesday night. First pitch from Tropicana Field is scheduled for 6:40 PM - Ronnie & T-Kras begin coverage with the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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