Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Rays v Yankees: Looking for second 3-0 start in team history
Posted Apr 8, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Apr 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM
ST. PETERSBURG The Rays can match the 2002 team for the best start in team history with a win today in the series finale against the Yankees.
Of course, that team lost 106 of their final 159 games so be careful what you wish for.
The 2010 team was the only other team to start 2-0. That team captured the AL East title.
The Rays offense is off to a great start, with Carlos Peña (6) and Luke Scott (3) paying off with a combined nine RBIs.
Jeremy Hellickson makes his first start of the season this afternoon against the Yankees Phil Hughes.
Here is the Rays lineup: