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A’s Set American League Record For Strikeouts

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JULY 26: Jonny Gomes #31 of the Oakland Athletics tosses his helmet after striking out during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays July 26, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

JULY 26: Jonny Gomes #31 of the Oakland Athletics tosses his helmet after striking out during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays July 26, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND (Bleacher Report) – As the Oakland Athletics’ designated hitter Chris Carter stepped up to the plate against Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt Wednesday night, he had no idea he would be making history for his own franchise.

Following a 1-2 count, Carter whiffed on the 91 MPH fastball that Oswalt blew by him. As the batter walked back to the dugout, his strikeout had officially marked an American League high and low, depending how you look at it.

The Athletics now hold the record for the most strikeouts in one season in the American League. Read the rest of the story on Bleacher Report.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bleacher Report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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