Rays rout A’s 11-0, tie best MLB opening in 20 years at 9-0

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena dives back safely to first on a pickoff throw to Oakland Athletics first baseman Ryan Noda during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 9, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are putting together one of the best starts ever.