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Greg Maddux passes Phil Niekro on strikeout list

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[July 29, 2008]  SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Greg Maddux moved past Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and took sole possession of 10th place on baseball's career strikeout list on Monday night.

The San Diego Padres' right-hander struck out Arizona's Mark Reynolds in the second inning to tie Niekro with 3,342, then moved past him in the third when he struck out Conor Jackson.

InsuranceMaddux had four strikeouts through five innings. The 42-year right-hander, in his 23rd big league season, was trying to break a career-high, 14-start winless streak.

[Associated Press]

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