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September 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Mariners tie team record and major league mark by striking out 20 times in loss to Angels

This game was some kind of crazy, with the Mariners whiffing enough for the entire Orange County region to abandon air conditioning for the night. But the Mariners also posted double-digit hit totals and could have blown the Angels away offensively had they been more productive early with runners in scoring position.
Instead, they did all the real scoring late and it wasn’t enough to prevent a 5-4 defeat that helps the Angels stay two games out in the wild-card race.
The big numbers on the night — besides Justin Smoak hitting a pair of homers from both sides of the plate — were the 20 strikeouts by Seattle. That ties for the most in a regulation game in MLB history and equals the Mariners club record from the 1986 game in which Roger Clemens steamrolled them.

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