Norimoto Ties NPB Record

Takahiro Norimoto tied an NPB record by striking out ten in a game against Orix. That gave him six consecutive games with 10 or more strikeouts. The only other NPB player to do that was Hideo Nomo in 1991.

Takahiro struck out the side in the eighth inning to reach 10 strikeouts. With the win he improved his record to 6-1 on the season.

Chris Sale recently tied his own record that he also shares with Pedro Martinez by striking out 10 or more hitters in eight consecutive games. Pedro Martinez struck out 10 or more in eight consecutive starts in 1999. Chris Sale tied that record in 2015. He failed to break the record on his next start yesterday, striking out just six in 7.1 innings of work.

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