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April 29, 1986
Roger Clemens becomes the first major league hurler to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game when he fans Phil Bradley with two outs in the ninth in the Red Sox' 3-1 victory over Seattle at Fenway Park. Steve Carlton (1969), Tom Seaver (1970), and Nolan Ryan (1974) shared the previous mark of 19.
September 18, 1996
In his final victory wearing a Red Sox uniform, Roger Clemens ties his record for punchouts when he strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, going the distance in the team's 4-0 victory in Detroit. The 'Rocket' first achieved the feat a decade earlier against the Mariners.
May 6, 1998
Cubs' rookie Kerry Wood ties a major league record when he strikes out 20 batters in nine innings, limiting the Astros to one hit in the team's 2-0 at Wrigley Field. In addition to matching Red Sox fireballer Roger Clemens' feat (Mariners-1986 and Tigers-1996), the 20-year-old Texan breaks the National League record of 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game shared by Steve Carlton, David Cone, and Tom Seaver.
May 8, 2001
With the deed not officially recognized as tying a record, at first, because the contest against the Reds goes extra innings, Diamondback southpaw fireballer Randy Johnson joins Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood as the only pitchers to strike out 20 batters in nine innings. After being pulled in the ninth, the three-time Cy Young Award winner does not get an opportunity to break Tom Cheney's major league mark of 21 strikeouts recorded by the 27-year-old Senator right-hander in a 16-inning contest on September 12, 1962, against the Orioles.
May 11, 2016
Max Scherzer ties a major league mark when he strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, joining Roger Clemens (1986, 1996 Red Sox), Kerry Wood (1998 Cubs), and Randy Johnson (2001 Diamondbacks). The 31-year-old right-hander, who goes the distance in Washington's 3-2 victory over the Tigers at Nationals Park, has an opportunity to establish a new record with two out in the ninth, but James McCann grounds into a force out at second base, ending the contest.