Atlanta Braves starter John Smoltz took over the franchise record in strikeouts as he collected 12 on Sunday, and went eight innings to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2. Smoltz scattered five hits and two runs over the eight frames, while first baseman Mark Teixiera hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs in the win. Smoltz takes over the franchise record from the old knuckler Phil Neikro who had 2912 strikeouts. Smoltz finished the day with 2920.
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