Doug Fister of the Tigers struck out nine consecutive batters Thursday afternoon, setting a new American League record (the MLB record is 10 by Tom Seaver).

And before you try to cheapen it by saying it was only against the Royals, consider: Kansas City this season has been the toughest team in all of MLB to strike out. (The Twins, you'll note from the link, are the second-toughest).

In any event, here is video of the record-breaking 9th K and a quick look via screen grabs from the ESPN in-game play-by-play:

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