On June 9, 1961, Ryne Duren of the Los Angeles Angels sets an American League record by striking out seven consecutive Boston Red Sox batters during a 5-1 win. Duren will finish the game with 11 Ks.
Atlanta Braves set a major league record by using five relief pitchers in the ninth inning of their game against the St. Louis Cardinals
July 22, 1968
Nolan Ryan of the California Angels ties a major league record by striking out 19 batters in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox
August 12, 1974