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Arizona Fall League recap -- Oct. 22

In his second start in the Arizona Fall League, Nationals minor league pitcher Stephen Strasburg didn't look like someone who is ready to go directly to the major leagues.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft allowed eight runs (seven earned) and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings as the Phoenix Desert Dogs suffered a 9-6 loss to the Peoria Javelinas.

Strasburg gave up three home runs and walked one batter. He also collected four strikeouts.

One of the Javelinas' home runs was a grand slam hit by Detroit Tigers minor league outfielder Casper Wells, who played in college at Towson. The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .476 (10-for-21) with two home runs and 11 RBIs in five games in Arizona.

The Desert Dogs remain in first place in the AFL East Division with a 6-3 record, one game ahead of the Scottsdale Scorpions.Phoenix Desert Dogs

Score: Peoria Javelinas 9, Phoenix Desert Dogs 6 (Box score)

Recap: Brandon Snyder served as the designated hitter for the Desert Dogs in the loss to the Javelinas.

Snyder was 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly, and he struck out once. As of Thursday afternoon, Snyder was tied for the league lead with 13 RBIs for the Desert Dogs.

Orioles minor league relief pitcher Josh Perrault walked two batters, but he didn't allow any runs in one inning for Phoenix.

The 27-year-old right-hander only threw nine of his 20 pitches for strikes. Perrault has given up one run and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in the fall showcase.

None of the other Orioles minor leaguers played in today's game for Phoenix.

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