Arizona third baseman Mark Reynolds broke his major league strikeout record by fanning for the 206th time this season during the sixth inning of the Diamondbacks’ game Tuesday night.
Reynolds struck out against San Francisco for the second time in the fourth inning Tuesday to break the record of 204 he established last season. After doubling in a run for his career-high 100th RBI in the first, he struck out against Matt Cain during the third and Madison Bumgarner during the fourth to break his record. He struck out against Brandon Medders in the sixth.
Reynolds is the only player in major league history to strike out at least 200 times in a season.
The 26-year-old Reynolds has 43 homers, second to St. Louis’ Albert Pujols, who has 47.
Schilling will not run
Curt Schilling won’t run for Edward M. Kennedy’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
The former pitcher made the announcement on “Joe Buck Live” on HBO on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the 42-year-old Schilling expressed interest in running for the seat held by the Massachusetts Democrat for almost 50 years before he died in August.
“Regardless of the amount of support and outreach that’s been given to me, it just did not make sense,” Schilling said.
Around the horn
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday before the New York Yankees’ game against Boston. As a U.S. District Judge in 1995, Sotomayor issued an injunction that led baseball players to end their strike after 71/2 months. … Right-hander Aaron Cook will return to the mound for Colorado on Friday against St. Louis. Cook, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 22 with a strained right elbow, will be limited to 70 pitches. … Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens filed an appeal of his dismissed defamation suit against Brian McNamee. … All-Star catcher Brian McCann left Atlanta’s game against the New York Mets with a bruised left wrist. … Major League Baseball is opening a development center for children of middle school and high school age in Wuxi, China.