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What record did Johan Santana set on this day in 2004?

On Sept. 24, 2004, Twins ace Johan Santana won his 20th game of the year. With the win, what did he accomplish? A) He was the first Twin since the Nixon Administration to win 20 games. B) He was the first Venezuelan-born player to win 20 games in the majors. C) He also struck out 10 straight batters in the game, a Twins record. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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B) With an 8-2 victory over Cleveland at Jacobs Field, Santana became the first Venezuelan-born player to win 20 games in the major leagues. On that day, he also won his 13th straight game, setting a new team record and passed Bert Blyleven on the Twins all-time strikeout list.

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