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Johnson threw the most recent of baseball's 15 perfect games for Arizona at Atlanta on May 18, 2004. The Big Unit also was on the losing end of the only no-hitter at Chase Field -- by Jose Jimenez in a 1-0 victory for St. Louis in 1999.
Karstens was hit hard early in the game on drives to the wall by Hudson and Conor Jackson in the first, and Chad Tracy and Mark Reynolds in the fifth.
But the Pittsburgh newcomer was calmly in control after that.
Tracy flied out to center and Reynolds grounded out to third to start the eighth before Young laced a 1-1 pitch to left.
Johnson had his five-game winning streak snapped despite a strong outing. He allowed two runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out seven and walking none.
Notes: Karstens has a 5-5 major league record. ... No Pittsburgh pitcher has thrown a perfect game. ... Arizona manager Bob Melvin expects to send RF Justin Upton on a rehab assignment soon.
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