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Box Score Bits: Lilly almost unhittable

6/14/2010

The second start for Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg featured at least some adversity, as he walked five Cleveland Indians in 5 1/3 innings Sunday. However, he also fanned eight, and allowed only two hits and one run. Strasburg is 2-0 and should be active in all leagues. He's scheduled to face the Chicago White Sox at home Friday.

The White Sox were nearly no-hit Sunday, as Chicago Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly pitched a gem. He finally allowed a Juan Pierre single to start the ninth, then watched Carlos Marmol wiggle out of a jam. It was Lilly's first win since April 24, but don't blame him; he's second in the National League with a 1.00 WHIP, and his 2.90 ERA doesn't hurt, either.

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Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis continued to shine, fanning 10 Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday for his sixth win of the season. Lewis, still available in around 30 percent of ESPN standard (10-team) mixed leagues, has four double-digit strikeout games already this season.

Underrated Kansas City Royals outfielder David DeJesus singled, doubled, homered, stole a base and scored four runs Sunday to help Zack Greinke win his second game of the season. DeJesus is hitting .314 and should end up with his third consecutive double-digit home run season. He shouldn't be available in 77 percent of ESPN leagues.

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney still isn't hitting for much power, but he stole his ninth base of the season Sunday; he entered 2010 with 14 steals in 463 games. Loney hit a pair of doubles and knocked in three runs, and he's on pace for 100 RBIs. Even without a big home run total, he's worth owning in every league.

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones homered Sunday for the second consecutive day, and his multihit game was his fourth in five games. Jones is still available in around 10 percent of standard leagues, despite being on pace for 26 home runs, 101 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.