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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:59 PM

Chris Sale becomes fastest to reach 2,000 Ks in MLB history

Even though he's having an "off season" by his standards...


Boston Red Sox lefty Chris Sale has reached 2,000 career strikeouts faster than any other pitcher in history.

Sale, 30, entered Tuesday's game against the Indians with 1,995 strikeouts. He struck out the side in the first and reached the milestone in the third when he fanned rookie Oscar Mercado.

According to information provided by the Red Sox, Sale broke Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez's mark by getting to 2,000 strikeouts in 1,626 innings. Martinez did it in 1,711⅓ innings, Randy Johnson in 1,733⅓ and Max Scherzer in 1,784.

Sale has struggled this season. He entered his 25th start at 6-11 with a 4.41 ERA. Still, he has the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the majors since 1920.


https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27382250/sale-eclipses-pedro-fastest-ever-2000-ks

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