Sale's 2,000 career strikeouts came in 1,626 innings pitched. . Sale passed Pedro Martinez, who had 2,000 strikeouts in 1,711.1 innings pitched. . The Red Sox pitcher recorded 12 strikeouts over 6.2 innings . in Boston's 10-inning 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. . It's cool. I think it's special. , Chris Sale, via NBC Sports Boston. Sale became the fifth pitcher to record 200 strikeouts in seven straight seasons . when he struck out 13 against the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 8. . It's been a grind this year, but there's been some cool things about him. The pitcher is amazing, the person is better. There's a guy that I really respect, Alexa Cora, Red Sox manager, via statement.