The Rays' seven complete games lead Major League Baseball, and no other team has thrown seven in 19 games since the Dodgers did it in 1988. That team went on to win the World Series.
"It's interesting to watch, and they're permitting the bullpen to get some rest," manager Joe Maddon said. "I was worried about [reliever Joel Peralta] at the end of the first half just based on appearances more than anything. Getting those complete games really makes a difference in the overall pitching performances."
SamStrong is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.