Lee’s Record-Breaking Outing Not Good Enough For Win
September 23, 2012
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Braves 2, Phillies 1
WP – Tim Hudson (18-6, 3.61)
LP – Cliff Lee (6-8, 3.18)
SV – Craig Kimbrel (39)
PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee set a Major League record today in the Phillies 2-1 loss to Atlanta.
Despite no offense, Lee pitched at least six innings while allowing only one walk for the 15th straight time, an MLB record.
A David Ross solo homer in the 2nd and Dan Uggla sacrifice fly in the 3rd was enough for the Braves. Lee was masterful the rest of the way, allowing two runs, one earned, on nine hits while striking out 11 in eight innings.
The Phillies only run came on a sacrifice fly by Chase Utley in the 6th inning that cut the Braves lead in half, 2-1. Other than that, they managed only two hits all game.