Tampa Bay Rays defeated Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday night at the Tropicana Field in St Petersberg in the Major League Baseball (MLB). With this victory, Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow registered his first win since 2021 after striking out six across six innings. However, Glasnow made headlines for his striking resemblance with 'Peaky Blinders' actor Cillian Murphy, and pictures have gone viral on social media.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery, the 29-year-old Tampa Bay pitcher missed most of the last season and marked his third start of the ongoing season on Friday against the Texas Rangers. On the other hand, Cillian Murphy is a popular Irish actor, who is known for his portrayal of Thomas Shelby in the British period crime drama Peaky Blinders.
After being held out of the rotation for half of the 2023 season, Tyler Glasnow stepped on the field for just his third start of the season on Friday. While fans seemingly ignored Tyler's spectacular comeback, they were quick to point out at the striking resemblance between him and actor Cillian Murphy. Fans flooded social media with humorous and hilarious tweets on the MLB star and the actor.
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Friday's victory against Texas Rangers was the seventh straight win for t he Tampa Bay Rays, who have a record of 45-19 in their previous 64 games while they have won 44 of their last 57 games played at home.