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 Posted: Mon Sep 26th, 2016 07:39 pm
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The Boston Red Sox pitching staff is dealing.

Over nine innings of play, Boston's staff struck out 11 straight Tampa Bay Rays hitters Sunday, breaking the major-league record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game.

The previous record was held by former New York Mets right-hander Tom Seaver, who struck out 10 straight hitters in 1970.

Not only that, but with a strikeout to end the ninth, sending the game into extras, Boston's staff also struck out an MLB-record 21 batters over nine innings.

Coming into Sunday's game, the Boston bullpen owned a 3.52 ERA while giving up 46 homers, good for second-best in the American League.