High strikeout numbers result in big donation by Peavy

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High strikeout numbers result in big donation by Peavy

NEW YORK --- Saturdays effort to raise money for pancreatic cancer research resulted in 24,100, White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy confirmed on Sunday.

Peavy announced late Friday he planned to further honor late friend and Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, who passed away last Sunday after a 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer, by donating 100 for every strikeout in the majors on Saturday.

Peavy struck out 11 to match New York Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda in a 4-0 loss. The two teams struck out a combined 24 times and there were 241 strikeouts throughout the majors on Saturday. Peavy also previously raised 52,000 in a raffle last month and plans to match that amount. He also said he hopes to start a scholarship in Akerfelds name.

I dont want to overhype anything. Its all about what hes done, Peavy said. Its going to be rough going to his services. AK was a good man and Im just trying to honor him.

Peavy also noted the two games with the most strikeouts in the majors were the White Sox and Yankees and the Padres and Colorado Rockies (21).

Isnt that cool? Peavy said.

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