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DENVER — Colorado Rockies right-hander German Marquez tied a modern-day major league record with eight straight strikeouts to begin a game on his way to setting the franchise record for most K’s in a season.

Marquez matched a mark in Wednesday’s 14-0 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies that was set by Houston lefty Jim Deshaies on Sept. 23, 1986, and equaled by New York Mets righty Jacob deGrom on Sept. 15, 2014.

With a dominant win over the Phillies, German Marquez helped push Colorado past the Dodgers and into first place in the NL West.

The major league record is held by Mickey Welch, who had nine straight K’s on Aug. 28, 1884, for the New York Gothams.

Phillies pitcher Nick Pivetta finally broke the string with a grounder that Marquez fielded only to throw wildly to first for an error. Roman Quinn got Philadelphia’s first hit in the fourth.

“I really executed my plan good,” Marquez said through an interpreter. “The same mindset, attacking the hitter and executing my pitches. A lot of times it doesn’t work perfectly. Tonight, it was close to that.”

Marquez had everything working

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