Found September 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The magic number remains two for the Detroit Tigers to clinch the Central Division. The bullpen let a 3-0 lead and a victory for Justin Verlander get away on Monday night in a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Josmil Pinto singled in the winning run off Luke Putkonen in the 11th inning, and Joaquin Benoit blew his first save opportunity in 23 attempts by serving up a ninth-inning solo homer to Brian Dozier. However, Tigers pitchers moved in position to make some strikeout history during the lost cause. Detroit registered 16 strikeouts, with Verlander getting 12 in six innings and Al Alburquerque getting two clutch strikeouts with two on and nobody out in the seventh inning. That gives the Tigers 1,369 strikeouts, and leaves them 15 Ks away from setting the American League record established last year by the Tampa Bay Rays via Cy Young Award winner David Price and James Shields. Detroit also has a legitimate shot at the major league record of 1,404 strikeouts by the 2003 Chicago C...
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