The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners combined for 40 strikeouts on Wednesday night, which tied for the second-most in a game in the Live-Ball Era (since 1920). Tiger batters struck out 21 times, while Mariners hitters whiffed 19 in the 14-inning affair, which Detroit won 2-1. Detroit starting pitcher Max Scherzer and Seattle ace Felix Hernandez matched each other with 12 Ks and just one run allowed (Hernandez's was unearned) over eight innings. This was the first time two starters had at least 12 Ks and allowed no more than one earned run since Randy Johnson and Mark Langston faced off in 1992, according to the Mariners and Elias Sports Bureau.
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