Doug Fister, unlikely AL record-holder

Tigers right-hander Doug Fister isn't a strikeout pitcher, per se. Rather, he's a guy who can either miss bats or get batters to miss-hit. Thursday, he was a strikeout machine, though, getting nine consecutive Royals out on strikes, setting a new American League record. This is how it went:


  1. It wasn't the greatest ending to a stellar afternoon for Fister, as he left having given up three runs in the eighth, and he ended up with a no-decision. His teammates would pull out a walk-off win later in the game, making it a doubly special day. Here's some of what he and his manager said about the day: