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Straily set to start for Oakland in Cincinnati

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CINCINNATI -- Former Marshall pitcher Dan Straily will be on the mound for the Oakland A's on Tuesday night against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds starter will be Matt Latos (10-3). Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Straily, who pitched for the Thundering Herd in 2008-09, is 6-5 with a 4.41 ERA. He's lost his last three starts. The right-hander has been rudely treated in his last two starts, with 10 runs (seven earned) against him in only nine combined innings. The 24-year-old had been pitching lights out, allowing five runs total in his previous four outings.

One issue for Straily on a consistent basis is going deep in games. He's only pitched seven innings in three of his previous 10 starts.

The A's drafted Straily in 2009. At Marshall, Straily was 4-3 in 2009 and 5-4 in 2008. He made the C-USA All-Tournament team in 2008.

Straily made his debut with Oakland on Aug. 3 in 2012. He was in line to get the win until the A's blew a ninth-inning lead. He got his first big league win two starts later. He became the first former Herd pitcher to win a Major League game since Rick Reed in 2003.

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