Natitude: Lee Earns First Win At Home; Phils Sweep
August 26, 2012
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Phillies 4, Nationals 1
WP – Cliff Lee (3-7, 3.67)
LP – Jordan Zimmerman (9-8, 2.63)
SV – Josh Lindblom (1)
PHILADELPHIA — It took until August 26 for Cliff Lee to earn a winning decision at Citizens Bank Park this season.
For only his third win on the year, Lee shut down the Nationals and the Phillies earned a series sweep with their 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon. It was his first win at home since September 5 of last season.
It was a 0-0 tie heading into the 5th inning and the Phillies quickly erased that.
Lee hit a shot over the head of center fielder Bryce Harper’s head to score the first run of the game. Jimmy Rollins followed up with a two-run homer to right to give Philadelphia a 3-0 lead, resulting in Zimmerman’s day to end after the inning.
Lee went seven innings, allowing a run on seven hits while striking out five.
Josh Lindblom recorded the five out save for his first Major League save. The Phillies didn’t want to use Jonathan Papelbon, who pitched in three straight games and four of the last five games.
Rollins and Laynce Nix homered in the win. Nix’s solo shot in the 6th inning made it a 4-0 game and it was his first homer off a left-handed pitcher since 2004.
2B: Lee (2). HR: Rollins (15), Nix (3).