• Kyodo


Yomiuri Giants lefty Toshiya Sugiuchi became the 22nd pitcher in Japanese baseball history to reach 2,000 career strikeouts in a game against the Hanshin Tigers on Saturday, achieving the feat at the fastest pace ever.

Sugiuchi registered his third strikeout of the game to reach the milestone when he fanned Hiroki Uemoto in the sixth inning.

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