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Best reactions to Danny Duffy’s 16-strikeout game against Rays

Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy.
Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy. Tribune News Service

Danny Duffy’s game score on Monday was a perfect 100.

Duffy struck out 16 and allowed just one hit in eight innings as the Royals downed the Rays 3-0 in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was the most strikeouts ever by a Royal and the most in Tropicana Field history.

It was just the 47th time in Major League Baseball history that a pitcher had 16 or more strikeouts with one walk or less.

The love from Royals fans flowed on social media.


8 innings. 1 hit. 1 bb. 16 k's. Magical. #dannyduffy #duffman #royals #foreverroyal @kcroyals

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