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Strasburg allows 3 runs in 4 innings in rehab start

MIAMI -- Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique, pitched in a rehab game for Triple-A Syracuse in an 8-5 loss to the Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday night.

Strasburg pitched four innings, allowed three runs on four hits and struck out five batters. All three runs came in the second, but he managed to strike out the side in the inning.

Manager Matt Williams said if Strasburg has another rehab start, the righty will likely go five innings.

In other injury news, Denard Span (back tightness) still hasn't swung a bat. He has been on the DL since July 10. There is no timetable on when he will return to action.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats.
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