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New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge sets record for most consecutive games with strikeout in single season

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge struck out in his 36th consecutive game, setting the record for the longest strikeout streak in a single season by any player, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out Judge in the top of the fifth inning Saturday night at Fenway Park. The Yankees won the game 4-3.

Judge had already set the record on Thursday for consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player.

Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman held the previous record by any player in 1971.

Judge is now 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Sale in his career — his most at-bats against any pitcher without a hit.

The rookie’s 36 straight games with a strikeout is also tied for the second-longest streak over two seasons. Stoneman struck out in 37 straight games spanning the 1971 and ’72 seasons.

Judge finished with three strikeouts against the Red Sox, giving him 166 for the season. That is the third most in a single-season in Yankees history. It was Judge’s 13th game this season with three K’s, tied with Curtis Granderson in 2012 for the most in a single season by a Yankees player since 1920.



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