The 19 strikeouts marked the second-highest strikeout total in Rays history after the aforementioned A's game. It also tied for second-highest total by a Major League team this season -- the Mariners had 21 in 14 innings on April 17 against the Tigers.
Most impressive was the fact that Rays pitchers yielded just one walk (in contrast to eight by the Twins), marking the ninth time since 1916 that a team has struck out at least 19 batters with one walk or less. The last staff to do this was the Twins on Aug. 19, 2007, against the Rangers.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.