Found May 12, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
After dropping the first two games of the four-game series in Arizona, the Phillies bounced back on Saturday night and were victorious against the Diamondbacks by a score of  3-1. Cliff Lee went seven shutout innings, striking out three and walking two in the process.  The veteran notched his 4th win of the season, after having won just one time in his previous five starts. Jonathan Papelbon came on in the 8th to lock down a five-out save.  The Phils’ closer is perfect in six save opportunities this season. Jimmy Rollins was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a steal to lead the offense while Ryan Howard went 0-for-5 and locked down a golden sombrero, striking out four times in the contest. Ben Revere also collected two hits and swiped a bag. What’s next- Kyle Kendrick, who sports a 1.71 ERA in his last six starts, will try to close out the Phillies’ road trip with a win, as he takes on Brandon McCarthy, who has a 7.61 ERA in four home starts this year.

Cliff Lee throws seven scoreless in win over D’backs

Left hander Cliff Lee had another strong outing on Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. Lee tossed seven scoreless innings while scattering six hits while picking up his fourth win of the season for the visiting Phillies. Lee’s ERA dropped to 2.86 after the outing. Jonathan Papelbon avoided trouble in the ninth to persevere the win for Lee...

Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Suds or studs, diamond appraisal

With 4 hard-fought victories on the west coast, Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies held their own. Despite 3 one-run setbacks, how did you feel about the road trip? TAL’S HANDY CAPS:  POLL WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: This is my 15th poll and I will hone them over time, like my other postings. If you’re interested in checking out something different, my storyline articles–by...

Lee, Papelbon too much as big hit evades D-backs

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks managed the game about as well as it could have been managed Saturday. They kept the Phillies' potential big innings small. They were errorless again. They put themselves within a hit of making things very interesting in each of the final two innings. But sometimes it just does not happen, and the 3-1 loss to Philadelphia at Chase Field was one of...

D-backs look to stay hot as Phillies turn to Lee

The Diamondbacks are riding their longest winning streak of the season. It's been nearly six years since they posted three consecutive victories against the Phillies. They'll try to change that Saturday night against Cliff Lee, who will make just his second career start at Chase Field. Undefeated since a 1-5 skid, Arizona (21-15) is looking to notch its longest win streak...

Lee, Phillies beat Diamondbacks 3-1

Cliff Lee pitched seven scoreless innings and Jimmy Rollins drove in a pair of runs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Saturday night. Domonic Brown added an RBI single in the seventh for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Lee (4-2) gave up six hits, struck out three and walked two in winning consecutive road starts for the first time...

Red Sox Could Use Jonathan Papelbon, But It’s Not Worth Complaining About Something That Made Perfect Sense

There’s way too much Monday morning quarterbacking going on in Boston these days. It needs to stop. Now that the Red Sox’ closer’s role has become somewhat of a revolving door, the cries for Jonathan Papelbon grow louder and louder each game. On Saturday, even Papelbon himself probably heard the shouts when he took the mound in Arizona. At the very least, his ears were ringing...

D-backs shut down by Lee, Phillies as win streak ends

PHOENIX (AP) -- Cliff Lee pitched seven scoreless innings and Jimmy Rollins drove in a pair of runs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Saturday night. Domonic Brown added an RBI single in the seventh for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Lee (4-2) gave up six hits, struck out three and walked two in winning consecutive road starts...

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 1

With his team struggling to score runs behind him, Cliff Lee pitched in himself. Lee threw seven scoreless innings and helped out with three sacrifice bunts as the Philadelphia Phillies beat Arizona 3-1 Saturday night, ending the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak. ''It feels good to bunt a guy over and watch him score,'' said Lee, who said he hadn't...

Lee Earns Fourth Victory of Season, Papelbon Records Five-Out Save as Phils Win, 3-1..

Final: Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 1. WP: Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.86 ERA) LP: Trevor Cahill (2-4, 2.70 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (6) Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins, Ben Revere & Domonic Brown.  These four Phillies were the key contributors in tonight's action in securing the Phillies their 17th victory of the season.  Rollins recorded the game's first two RBIs, a sac-fly in a 5th...

Gameday: Phillies (16-21) at D-Backs (21-15)

Philadelphia Phillies (16-21) at Arizona Diamondbacks (21-15) Cliff Lee (3-2, 3.26) v. Trevor Cahill (2-3, 2.80) TIME: 8:10, Chase Field TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: Upper 80′s scattered clouds Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies will look to avoid a third straight loss to the Diamondbacks tonight, as they turn to Cliff Lee to be the stopper for them. He’s...

Three is Enough: Phils halt losing streak behind Lee

Cliff Lee picked off A.J. Pollock in the third inning. Lee picked up the win pitching seven shutout innings. Pollock struck out with the tying run on second to end the game. In his last start on Monday, Cliff Lee was asked to play stopper. He did just that. Saturday...

The Phils hold on to win one for Cliff Lee as they defeat the D-backs, 3-1.

The Phils reward a good start by Cliff Lee with a win as they defeat the D-backs, 3-1. The Phils end a 0-0 tie in the top of the fifth as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Jimmy Rollins hits a sacrifice fly to center, knocking in Ben Revere, who had started the inning off with a walk, moved up to second base on Cliff Lee’s sacrifice bunt, 1-3, then went to third on...

Cliff Lee Aims to End Phils 3-Game Skid

Even after Jimmy Rollins' 44th career leadoff homerun, the Phillies could not find a way to get a win in Arizona. Even more disappointing was the waste of Tyler Cloyd's solid performance, which was good enough to get him sent back to AAA. The Phillies fell once more to the...

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Saturday is a day for aces. Especially this May Saturday. Stephen Strasburg, Adam Wainwright, Cliff Lee, Madison Bumgarner and Yu Darvish all take the mound for their respective teams today. Make sure your fantasy lineups are set. It’s the best day of the week for baseball. Rejoice in it! Love it! Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.
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