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Johnson ties Clemens for 2nd for career strikeouts

Johnson ties Clemens for 2nd for career strikeouts
PHOENIX (AP) - Randy Johnson tied Roger Clemens on Thursday night for second place on baseball's career strikeout list.

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The 44-year-old left-hander fanned nine batters in seven innings against the San Francisco Giants to give him 4,672 in 20 major league seasons.

The tying strikeout came when Johnson fanned Dan Ortmeier for the third time of the night to start the seventh inning. He drew a standing ovation as he left the field at the inning's conclusion.

Johnson returned to the Arizona rotation this year after his second back surgery in as many seasons.

He retired the first nine he faced on Thursday, five by strikeout.

Nolan Ryan holds the major league record for most career strikeouts with 5,714.

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