Astros' futility includes record for K's
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have broken the major league record for strikeouts by batters in a season.
Arizona held the previous mark of 1,529 in 2010.
Houston's Chris Carter struck out three times in his first four plate appearances, raising his season total to 212. Only Mark Reynolds (223 in 2009) and Adam Dunn (222 last year) have struck out more.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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