Box Score Bits: Buchholz unimpressive 

July, 22, 2010

Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, his ERA rising from 2.03 to 2.32. It was Strasburg's third consecutive win. Note his season innings total, minors included, is up to 109 2/3. Only 50 1/3 innings to go!

Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz came off the disabled list and struggled in Oakland on Wednesday, allowing five runs, six hits and three walks in four messy innings. Buchholz, who strained his hamstring running the bases June 26, should still be counted on to improve.