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Rays Chris Archer sets franchise strikeout record but loses

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Better than James Shields. Better than David Price. Better than Alex Cobb. Unfortunately, Chris Archer was not better than the New York Yankees. Archer set a Rays’ strikeout record Wednesday night, punching out seven Yankees to bring his season total to 243. However, Archer also absorbed a 3-1 loss to lower his record to 12-12 on the season. Archer passed former Rays’ pitcher Scott Kazmir, who set the record  with 239 in 2007 in a year he finished only 8-7.…

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