Burnes’ record-tying strikeout got here within the backside of the fifth inning, when Cubs first baseman Frank Schwindel whiffed on an 88 mph slider at Chicago’s Wrigley Area. Third baseman Matt Duffy broke the string on the very subsequent pitch by singling to proper subject on a first-pitch fastball.
All 10 of Burnes’ strikeouts got here on swinging third strikes. The 26-year-old Burnes fanned the aspect within the second, third and fourth innings to set a Brewers crew report at 9 straight, earlier than placing out Schwindel to guide off the fifth.
The Brewers led 8-0 when Burnes matched the mark.
Burnes shares the report with Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola, who pulled the feat towards the New York Mets in June, and Corridor of Famer Tom Seaver, who set the mark towards the San Diego Padres in 1970.
Burnes entered the evening tied for tenth within the majors with 157 strikeouts.
The Related Press contributed to this report.