Johnson passes Clemens for second on career Ks list with No. 4,673

MILWAUKEE -- Randy Johnson took sole possession of second place on baseball's career strikeout list Tuesday after getting the Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Cameron to go down swinging in the first inning Tuesday night.

It was Johnson's 4,673rd career strikeout, breaking a tie with Roger Clemens and leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks' veteran ace behind only Nolan Ryan, who had 5,714 strikeouts in his career.

Johnson fanned eight Brewers but took the loss 7-1.

The lanky 44-year-old left-hander has 288 career victories, tying him with Tommy John for 24th in the big leagues and leaving him only 12 short of 300.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.