The Tampa Bay Rays just set a franchise record for wins in a season with 71. And at 71-46, they still have 45 games left to improve upon their new mark. Perhaps most importantly to the Rays though is that their win coupled with the Red Sox loss puts the Rays 4.5 games in first place.
The Rays are on pace for 98 wins this season. 98! If they heat up even the tiniest bit more, the Rays, who had never won more than 70 games in a season, could hit 100 wins. The Rays. 100 wins. Wow.
The Rays are, without a doubt, the baseball story of the year. How can you root against them?