Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber broke a World Series record previously set by former Creighton great Bob Gibson with eight strikeouts through the first three innings of Game 1 against the Chicago Cubs.
Gibson, Randy Johnson and Orlando Hernandez previously held the record with seven strikeouts.
Gibson set the record while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series against the Detroit Tigers. He struck out two in the first, struck out the side in the second and two more in the third inning. Gibson had 17 strikeouts in the game, which is still the World Series record for a single game.
Kluber finished with nine strikeouts, no walks, four hits over six innings.
Corey Kluber has just set an #Indians World Series record with 8th strikeout— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 26, 2016
Until Kluber, no one had ever struck out eight batters in the first three innings of a WS game— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 26, 2016