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Max Scherzer reaches 250 strikeouts for 5th consecutive season

Washington Nationals all-star pitcher Max Scherzer once again added his name to MLB history books Monday.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner became the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to record 250 strikeouts in five consecutive seasons.

By striking out Matt Carpenter, the 34-year-old surpassed Pedro Martinez and Fergie Jenkins for most consecutive seasons with at least 250 strikeouts. Both are Hall of Famers respectively.

Entering Monday's game, Scherzer had hurled over 186 2/3 innings with a 2.22 ERA and 2.75 FIP.