Doug Fister sets AL strikeout mark

Updated: September 27, 2012, 11:37 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Tigers right-hander Doug Fister struck out an American League-record nine consecutive batters in Thursday's 5-4 win against Kansas City.

Fister struck out the last Royals hitter of the fourth inning, and his streak didn't end until Salvador Perez hit a routine grounder to shortstop on a 1-2 pitch in the seventh -- bringing out an audible groan from the Detroit crowd, which had become more excited as Fister's run continued.

"I said, 'Congratulations, man. You made ...

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