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Tigers, Red Sox both set LCS strikeout records in Game 6

ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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When you bring Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, and Doug Fister into any series, there are going to be some strikeouts. In the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox, they’ve combined to knock down a long-standing League Championship Series record while helping the Red Sox knock down an inauspicious one of their own.

Via CSN New England’s Maureen Mullen:

UPDATE: #Tigers SP’s set new LCS K record, with 50. #RedSox batters set new LCS K recrod with 64. #Redsoxtalk

— Maureen Mullen (@MaureenaMullen) October 20, 2013

Mullen notes that the Tigers overcame the record set by the Braves in 1991, and the Red Sox overcame the record set by the Indians in 1963.

The record for strikeouts in any post-season series was set in 2001 by the eventual World Series champion Diamondbacks with 70. After Max Scherzer struck out the side in the bottom of the second, the Red Sox are sitting at 65.

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