MLB: Milwaukee 7, Arizona 1

MILWAUKEE, June 3 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson became baseball's No. 2 strikeout artist Tuesday but was the losing pitcher in Arizona's 7-1 setback to Milwaukee.

Ryan Braun's go-ahead home run in the sixth inning was the decisive blow in the game.


Johnson had eight strikeouts through 6 1/3 innings to move ahead of Roger Clemens into second on the all-time strikeout list with 4,680. The five-time Cy Young Award winner entered the contest tied with Clemens for second. Baseball's strikeout leader, Nolan Ryan, has 5,714 career strikeouts.

Johnson (4-2) gave up four runs on six hits, taking the loss.

Braun hit his 16th home run of the season, a two-run shot, while Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy also had home runs for Milwaukee, which has won five straight and eight of nine.

Seth McClung (3-2) gave up one run on six hits without a walk for the win. Mark Reynolds drove in the lone run for Arizona, which has lost seven of nine.


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