ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays pitching staff recorded 17 strikeouts Friday night and 15 Saturday night, setting a club record with 32 strikeouts in consecutive games.
The previous team record of 28 was done twice: July 16-17, 2011, vs. Boston and June 28-29, 2011, vs. Cincinnati.
The Rays are just the sixth Major League team since 1918 to log 15 strikeouts in consecutive games, but the second team in the past week, after Milwaukee did it July 14-15 against Pittsburgh.
The Rays' staff has double-digit strikeouts in six of the past eight games, striking out 83 batters in 77 innings pitched during that stretch. The Rays lead the Major Leagues with 92 strikeouts since the All-Star break.