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:
— 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.