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CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee right-hander Corbin Burnes struck out 10 straight batters, tying the major league record and leading the Brewers past the Chicago Cubs 10- 0 Wednesday night.
A first-time All-Star this year, Burnes finished with a career -high 15 strike- outs in eight innings on a steamy night at Wrigley Field.
All 10 of Burnes’ strike- outs during his streak came on a swinging strike three.
The 26-year-old Burnes tied the mark set by Hall of Famer Tom Seaver of the New York Mets when he fanned 10 straight against San Diego in 1970. Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola matched the record by striking out 10 Mets in a row last June 25.
Burnes struck out the side in the second, third and fourth innings to set a Brewers team record at nine straight. Burnes then fanned Frank Schwindel to open the fifth before the next hitter, Matt Duffy, singled sharply on the first pitch for Chicago’s second hit.
Burnes (7-4) allowed four hits, walked none and won his fifth straight decision.