Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The Los Angeles Angels might not have made any headway in the wild-card chase Tuesday, but they did tie a major league record by striking out 20 Seattle Mariners in a 5-4 victory. The 20 strikeouts match the major league record for a nine-inning game, also accomplished by the Chicago Cubs on May 6, 1998, the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 18, 1996, and the Red Sox again on April 29, 1986. Those games only involved one pitcher (Kerry Wood for the Cubs, Roger Clemens twice for the Red Sox), while the Angels used five pitchers. Zack Greinke did most of the work in the first five innings. He struck out 13 of the 24 batters he faced, becoming the first pitcher since 1920 to strike out 13 in a start that lasted five innings or less. With seven hits, two walks and a run mixed in, Greinke's pitch count was at 110 after five innings. Angels manager Mike Scioscia has been sensitive to pushing Greinke's pitch count too far (at the expense of two ninth-inning losses in Greinke's previous start...
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