Rocket Records 350th Win

Clemens reaches milestone with 5-1 win over Minnesota
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 3, 2007 4:30 AM CDT
Rocket Records 350th Win
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens delivers the ball to the Minnesota Twins during eighth inning MLB baseball Monday, July 2, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York. Clemens notched his 350th win as the Yankees won 5-1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Roger Clemens became the eighth 350-game winner in Major League history last night, striking out 4 in a 5-1 win over Minnesota. The Rocket is the first to reach the milestone since 1963, when then-Braves backstop Joe Torre caught a 2-0 win from Hall of Famer Warren Spahn.

Clemens had been less than dominant in his previous three starts: Last week, Baltimore snapped the 44-year-old's streak of 200 games with a strikeout. But the bombers reversed a recent offensive drought last night with some clutch hits, including a sixth-inning blast from Bobby Abreu; closer Mariano Rivera notched his 423rd career save to seal the milestone. (Read more Roger Clemens stories.)

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