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Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola ties MLB record with 10 consecutive strikeouts vs. Mets

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Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola tied Tom Seaver's Major League Baseball record with 10 consecutive strikeouts Friday in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Nola whiffed Michael Conforto leading off the bottom of the fourth for his 10th strikeout in a row, equaling a mark set by the Hall of Famer in 1970.

The streak came to an end one batter later when Pete Alonso doubled into the right field corner.

In the first inning, the Mets got runners to second and third before Nola had recorded an out in the first, but the 28-year-old struck out the next three batters to end the threat. Nola then struck out the side in the second and third to bring his total to nine in a row before striking out Conforto for his record-tying 10th.

Seaver's mark stood alone for 51 years, with seven pitchers since 1970 having struck out nine a row, most recently the Mets' Jacob deGrom in April.

Nola finished with 12 strikeouts (tying a career high) in 5 ⅔ innings and had two of the Phillies' three hits including an RBI double that opened the scoring in the fifth inning. The Phillies would lose 2-1 in extras of the seven-inning game.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Phillies' Aaron Nola ties MLB record with 10 straight strikeouts