Felix Hernandez gets 2,500th career strikeout

Felix Hernandez gets 2,500th career strikeout

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — Seattle's Félix Hernández became the 36th major league pitcher with 2,500 career strikeouts, getting it in the second inning Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.

The 33-year-old right-hander fanned rookie Michael Chavis looking with a 92 mph fastball for the milestone.

Hernández is the fourth active pitcher to reach the mark — behind the Yankees' CC Sabathia, Houston's Justin Verlander and Washington's Max Scherzer.

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