Houston's Nolan Ryan, who passed Walter Johnson as baseball's career strikeout leader on April 27, isn't abdicating as King of the Ks without a fight. Philadelphia's Steve Carlton passed Ryan on June 7 by striking out five Cardinals, and he increased his lead to 11 in a Saturday win over Pittsburgh. But on Sunday, in only his second start after coming off the disabled list, Ryan mowed down 11 Padres to tie Carlton with 3,535 Ks. Ryan's five-hit, 4-0 shutout was all the more impressive because it marked the first time he had ever pitched a complete game without walking anyone. Over to you, Steve.