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May 11, 2019
Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners has become the 36th pitcher in major league history with 2,500 career strikeouts. The milestone came in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 33-year-old right-hander is the fourth active pitcher to get to 2,500. The others are the Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Houston’s Justin Verlander and Washington’s Max Scherzer.

BOSTON (AP) — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez became the 36th major league pitcher with 2,500 career strikeouts, getting it in the second inning Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

The 33-year-old right-hander fanned rookie Michael Chavis looking with a 92 mph fastball for the milestone.

Hernandez is the fourth active pitcher to reach the mark — behind the Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Houston’s Justin Verlander and Washington’s Max Scherzer.

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