The Indians were eliminated from postseason consideration on Friday, but their pitching staff set a major league record for strikeouts in a season in a 1-0 win over the Rays, according to the Associated Press.
Starter Corey Kluber struck out David DeJesus in the eighth inning to give Cleveland pitchers 1,429 strikeouts, one more than Tigers pitchers had only last year.
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But the record isn't completely safe. After Chris Archer struck out six on Friday, the Rays have 1,419 strikeouts on the year with two games to play.
Kluber (18-9, 2.44 ERA) struck out 11 in eight innings and leads the majors with 269 strikeouts.
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