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Bumgarner breaks 2.000 strikeout barrier

Despite achieving an important milestone, the lanky pitcher ended up carrying his seventh loss

Pitcher Madison Bumgarner of the Arizona Jingle Bells, surpassed this Wednesday afternoon the barrier of 2.000 strikeouts in the Major Leagues (MLB, for its acronym in English).

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the left-handed starter fanned Luke Voit of the San Diego Padres to reach the all-important number of passed on strikes.

Later, he would achieve one more strikeout in the match to conclude his presentation with 2.001 for life.

After a 12-year career, Bumgarner became the 86th pitcher with at least 2.000 strikeouts in MLB history.

As for active players, the seasoned sinister is among the eight most strikeouts.

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Despite achieving an important milestone, the lanky pitcher ended up carrying his seventh loss of the season (3-7), after allowing six runs, four of them earned, in just four innings of work.

Bumgarner, 32, had his best years so far with the San Francisco Giants, capturing three World Series titles and even winning the 2014 "Fall Classic" MVP.

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