Verlander's rough outing halts historic strikeout streak
Raj Mehta / USA TODAY Sports

Up against the division rival Cleveland Indians, Justin Verlander lasted only 3 1/3 innings on Sunday, allowing seven earned runs on nine hits and three walks while failing to strike out an opponent.

It's the first time the Detroit Tigers' ace has failed to record a punch out since April 28, 2007 - a stretch that lasted 331 consecutive games and puts Verlander in elite company.

Verlander's streak ties him with Curt Schilling on the all-time leaderboard:

Pitcher Games Ks
Nolan Ryan 382 2673
Randy Johnson 351 2937
Javier Vazquez 349 2093
Dwight Gooden 349 2053
Josh Beckett 335 1901
Curt Schilling 331 2435
Justin Verlander 331 2137

(Statistics courtesy: Baseball-Reference)

The 34-year-old Verlander pitched 2,207 1/3 innings over the incredible stretch with a 3.49 ERA and 3.37 FIP.

Verlander's rough outing halts historic strikeout streak
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