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Bits: Straily struggles in second outing

Updated: August 9, 2012, 10:59 AM ET
By Eric Karabell
Oakland Athletics right-hander Dan Straily struggled in his second big league start Wednesday, allowing four home runs among eight hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings. Straily, the minor league strikeout king who pitched well against Toronto in his debut, will miss many bats, but Wednesday was a rude awakening and a reminder he's 23 and finished 2011 pitching in A-ball.

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