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Verlander hits 3,000 strikeouts for life

The pitcher of Astros Justin Verlander added another milestone to his impressive career, becoming the 18th pitcher in major league history to reach 3,000 strikeouts.

Of the 18 pitchers to reach that number, only three are not in the Hall of Fame: Roger Clemens (4,672), Curt Schilling (3,116) and CC Sabathia (3,093), who is still active.

This has been one of the best seasons in Verlander's career. His 0.81 WHIP before Saturday is the fourth-best in a season since 1900 and his .172 average against would be seventh-best.

It's his 12th season with at least 200 innings, the first since Tom Glavine. He got 20 wins for the second time in his career.

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