Lee cruises in Phillies win
September 1, 2012
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Phillies 5, Braves 1
WP – Cliff Lee (4-7, 3.52)
LP – Tim Hudson (13-5, 3.76)
ATLANTA — Cliff Lee has shown glimpses of the pitcher he once was throughout this season.
Lee pitched his third consecutive gem as he struck out five in a 5-1 Phillies win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.
The Phillies southpaw tossed seven scoreless innings against his division rivals. He surrendered five hits and only walked one batter. He would have gone out for the 8th but a sore hamstring hindered that.
The Phillies got the scoring started in the first inning when John Mayberry Jr. stroked an RBI single off Tim Hudson to plate Juan Pierre. It was Mayberry’s fourth RBI in the last two games.
Despite his ordeal with being benched by Charlie Manuel this week, Jimmy Rollins had a big day at the plate.
Rollins went 3-for-5 including a solo home run off Hudson in the third inning, It was his 16th long ball of the season.
Chase Utley and Ty Wigginton also had RBIs for the Phillies. Lee walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning which resulted in a run.
The Braves did add a run on a Martin Prado home run in the eighth inning.
The Phillies will go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon.
2B: Utley (9). HR: Rollins (16)