Strasburg: 6 Ks, 1 ER in 3 innings in rehab start



HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out six and allowed one earned run over three innings Monday night in his latest minor league rehabilitation start.

The Washington Nationals right-hander also gave up two hits and walked one for the Single A Hagerstown Suns against the Hickory Crawdads.

It was Strasburg’s fourth minor league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. The No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2009 draft has pitched 9 1-3 innings, allowing 11 hits, eight runs (seven earned), with three walks and 18 strikeouts combined for Hagerstown and Single A Potomac.

Strasburg is expected to make two more starts before returning to the majors next month.