Brewers’ Burnes strikes out 10 in a row, ties MLB record

Finishes with career-high 15 K's in 8 shutout innings

CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee right-hander Corbin Burnes struck out 10 straight batters, tying the major league record, against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.

Hall of Famer Tom Seaver of the New York Mets fanned 10 straight against San Diego in 1970. Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola struck out 10 Mets in a row this year on June 25.

All 10 of Burnes’ strikeouts came on swinging third strikes. The 26-year-old right-hander fanned the side in the second, third and fourth innings to set Brewers team record at nine straight. Burnes then fanned Frank Schwindel to open the fifth before the next hitter, Matt Duffy sharply singled on the first pitch for Chicago’s second hit.

Burnes went eight scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 15 while walking none. The Brewers offense scored seven runs in the first inning off Jake Arrieta to help pick up a 10-0 win.