Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Houston Astros pitcher Roger Clemens moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time strikeout list Wednesday, recording the 4,137th of his career.
The future Hall of Famer struck out Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Raul Mondesi with one out in the fifth inning for his sixth strikeout of the contest, moving him ahead of former Philadelphia hurler Steve Carlton.
He then struck out Craig Wilson to end the inning, giving him 4,138 for his career.
Clemens trails only Nolan Ryan on the all-time list. Ryan struck out 5,714 in his Hall of Fame career.