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Monday, July 25, 2011
Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 12x8, thanks to Kevin Youkilis homer and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield starting pitcher, who reached 2,000 career strikeouts.
Youkilis homered punished with starter Michael Pineda Dominican (8-7) finally defeated.
Meanwhile, knuckleballer Wakefield (6-3), 44, became the second player to exceed 2,000 strikeouts with the uniform, "footed" after Roger Clemens.
The 2,000 th Wakefield fanned Mike Carp was in the sixth, whose ball was given to the pitcher by his fellow catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Clemens ended his stay in Boston 2590 "chocolates." Carp punch was 2110 in Wakefield's career in the majors as it has 110 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Mariners took the ball park and shortstop Miguel Olivo and Brendan Ryan, both against Wakefield.