Yankees’ Gerrit Cole records 2,000th career strikeout

Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole on the mound during a start against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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BRONX — Gerrit Cole became the 87th pitcher in major league history on Tuesday when he recorded his 2,000th career strikeout during the Yankees meeting with the Baltimore Orioles. The milestone was the latest accomplishment for Cole, who has been having a strong season on the mound for the Yanks. 

Cole’s 2,000th strikeout came in the second inning when he sat Jorge Mateo down on five pitches. On

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