Charlie Morton’s unbeaten streak at 20 after Tampa Bay Rays blank Detroit Tigers 4-0
Charlie Morton describes himself as a pessimist — even after 20 consecutive starts without a loss.
At some point, another team will probably beat Morton, but not Wednesday night, when the Tampa Bay right-hander allowed five hits in seven innings to lead the Rays to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Morton hasn’t lost since Aug.
11, and only Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, at 21 starts, has a longer active unbeaten streak.
Morton (7-0) struck out eight with no walks and needed just 83 pitches to complete seven innings.
He’s now 22-3 since the start of last season, and after his comments about pessimism, he did talk for a bit about a newfound appreciation for life in baseball.