The Tampa Bay Race, former team of Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates), continues to run. Tampa Bay forgot how to lose. They had a 7-game winning streak at the start of the season.
Tampa Bay won 9-5 with five home runs in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Oakland Athletics held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 8th (Korean time).
Tampa Bay easily dominated the game by making a big inning that scored 6 runs at the end of the second inning.
After trailing 0-1 at the bottom of the second inning, Harold Ramirez’s solo home run tied the game, and Tampa Bay made it 6-1 with Tyler Walls’ push walk and Isaac Paredis’ home run with the bases loaded.
When Oakland chased with Ryan Noda’s먹튀검증 solo home run in the top of the third inning, Tampa Bay ran away by six runs in the bottom of the third inning with Manuel Margot and Christian Betancourt’s solo home run. Tampa Bay scored the ninth run with Wander Franco’s solo home run at the end of the 8th inning, leading 8-4.
According to a report by MLB.com, Tampa Bay’s 7 consecutive wins are tied for second all-time since 1995, when the wild card system was implemented. The Kansas City Royals’ nine-game winning streak in 2003 is the longest since 1995. The Kansas City Royals also recorded a seven-game winning streak in 2015.
In addition, the Baltimore Orioles (2016), San Francisco Giants (2003), and Texas Rangers (1996) also won 7 consecutive wins.
The MLB records of 13 consecutive wins by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987 and the Atlanta Braves in 1982 are the best ever. Oakland (1981, 11 consecutive wins), Cleveland Indians (1966, now Cleveland Guardians), Pittsburgh Pirates (1962), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1955, now Los Angeles Dodgers, more than 10 consecutive wins) follow.
The reason why Tampa Bay can run such a winning streak is, of course, because of the harmony of pitching. Tampa Bay hit a whopping 18 in 7 games, recording the most home runs among 30 MLB teams. The team’s batting average is 0.287, which is second only to the St. Louis Cardinals (0.305).
On the mound, the team’s average earned run average is 2.43, ranking third after the Minnesota Twins (1.74) and Milwaukee (2.32). In particular, while recording seven consecutive wins, there is still no save, which means that the closer has not had a chance to post a single save. That means that Tampa Bay will play an overwhelming game.