Mussina strikes out 2,500th batter

Updated: June 25, 2006, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mike Mussina of the New York Yankees reached a pitching milestone Sunday when he recorded the 2,500th strikeout of his career in the first game of a day-night doubleheader against the Florida Marlins.

Mussina, ninth on the career list for strikeouts in the American League, came into the game with 2,494 and reached 2,500 when he got Cody Ross in the seventh inning.

Chuck Finley is eighth on the AL list with 2,527 strikeouts.

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