The 17-Whiff Game Report

by Bill Chuck on September 24, 2013

Justin Verlander pitched six shutout innings, striking out 12 Minnesota Twins, leaving the game with a 3-0 lead. But the Tigers bullpen allowed two in the 8th, one in the 9th, and one in the 11th and Ron Gardenhire picked up his 998th managerial win for Minnesota.

The Twins ended with 17 strikeouts, the 26th time this season a team has whiffed at least 17 times in a game and the second time for the Twins.

Nine to Know

2013 teams that have multiple 17+ strikeout games

Rk Tm # W L SO
1 LAA 3 1 2 53
2 SEA 2 0 2 38
3 SDP 2 0 2 35
4 PIT 2 1 1 35
5 OAK 2 2 0 34
6 NYM 2 1 1 38
7 MIN 2 1 1 36
8 DET 2 2 0 39
9 ATL 2 0 2 38
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/24/2013.

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