Andy Pettitte Breaks Strikeout Record

Pettitte struck out the Minnesota Twins’ Justin Morneau in the fifth inning on Monday night to give him 1,958 for his career. Ford has held the mark since he retired in 1967.

Pettitte entered the game needing two strikeouts to break the record. He fanned Clete Thomas in the second inning to tie Ford, then got Morneau swinging in the fifth.