Roger Clemens just became the third man to reach 4000 strikeouts...officially.
Clemens' 4K K actually came three innings earlier against Edgar Renetaria in the second inning of the Yankees-Cards game, but since there has been a steady downpour throughout there was some doubt if the game would go far enough for the feat to become official. Well, Roger, who started the night four strikeouts short of 4000, just finished off the Cardinals in the fifth with a Yankee lead (3-2), thereby making the game official.
Clemens is actually at 4006. He trails just Steve Carlton (4136) and Nolan Ryan (5714) in all-time strikeout leaders.
Next on tap is win 300 and now that the game is regulation, it's his to lose. By the way, here's the rule involved:
(c) If a game is called, it is a regulation game: (1) If five innings have been completed; (2) If the home team has scored more runs in four or four and a fraction half innings than the visiting team has scored in five completed half innings; (3) If the home team scores one or more runs in its half of the fifth inning to tie the score. (d) If each team has the same number of runs when the game ends, the umpire shall declare it a "Tie Game."
So if the Cardinals even the score and the game is called at the end of inning, it will be scored a tie game. There will be no winner but the stats count and the game must be replayed in its entirety. It happens rarely but did occur last year in a game between Atlanta and San Fran (if memory serves).