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Red Sox SP Chris Sale Becomes Fastest-Ever Player to 2,000 Strikeouts

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher in MLB history to reach 2,000 career strikeouts in Boston's 10-inning 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

The 30-year-old southpaw struck out 12 through 6.2 innings pitched, but it was his punchout of Indians outfielder Oscar Mercado that notched the record:

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Chris Sale reached 2,000 career strikeouts in 1,626 IP. The fastest in MLB history.

Sale also allowed three earned runs on five hits and didn't earn a decision, as Brandon Workman was credited with the win.