Tigers' Alexander ties AL record for consecutive Ks with 9 vs. Reds
Duane Burleson / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Detroit Tigers left-hander Tyler Alexander tied the American League record for consecutive strikeouts after punching out nine straight Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Alexander also established a new MLB record for a reliever, according to Robert Flores of MLB Network. The 26-year-old finished with 10 strikeouts across 3 2/3 innings and didn't surrender a hit.

"I normally don't try to strike people out," Alexander said postgame, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. "But I would say after the fifth strikeout I was trying to strike people out."

Former major leaguer Doug Fister also struck out nine straight in September 2012 while pitching for the Tigers. Hall of Famer Tom Seaver owns the all-time MLB mark with 10 successive strikeouts in a contest in April 1970.

Comments
Tigers' Alexander ties AL record for consecutive Ks with 9 vs. Reds
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox