Thursday, May 17, 2001

Johnson's 20 Ks will count as record

The Associated Press

        Randy Johnson's 20 strikeouts in a game last week against the Reds will be listed as a record after all.

        The Arizona Diamondbacks were notified by Major League Baseball that Johnson will be listed in the record book along with Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood, each of whom struck out 20 batters in a nine-inning game.

        Johnson struck out 20 Reds in Arizona on May 8 but left with the score tied. The Diamondbacks won it 4-3 in 11 innings.

        The Elias Sports Bureau initially ruled that Johnson's accomplishment wouldn't be listed along with Clemens' and Wood's because his game went longer than nine innings.

        Major League Baseball informed the team late Tuesday that Johnson's mark will be listed, along with a notation that the 20 strikeouts came in the first nine innings of an 11-inning game.


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