Detroit Tigers P Tyler Alexander ties American League strikeout record

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On Sunday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Tyler Alexander accomplished something that had only been done one time in the history of the American League as he stuck out 9 consecutive batters during the Tigers game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The only other American League pitcher to strike out nine batters in a row is former Tigers P Doug Fister, who also struck out 9 batters in a row on 9/27/2012.

The 9 strikeouts in a row is one shy of the Major League Record 10, which was set by New York Mets P Tom Seaver all the way back in 1970.