Posted June 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
Elian Herrera hit a two-run double off winless Cliff Lee in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Tuesday night. Lee (0-3) took a two-hitter into the eighth and was a strike away from getting out of trouble before Herrera hit a 2-2 pitch off the left-field wall to put the Dodgers ahead. Chad Billingsley (3-4) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings. Josh Lindblom worked the eighth and Kenley Jansen finished for his eighth save in 11 tries. Lee gave up two runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings, striking out a season-high 12. Lee's record is no indication of the way he's pitched. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner has a 2.92 ERA, but has been the victim of poor run support. The Phillies have scored just 16 total runs in his nine starts. Lee couldn't even get a win when he threw 10 scoreless innings at San Francisco on April 18. Herrera waited nine years to reach the majors. He's not going back to the minors anytime soon. Herrera hi...
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