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Cliff Lee struck out nine in eight impressive innings, Michael Young tied a career high with three doubles and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Tuesday night. Lee (9-2) allowed two runs and five hits to win his fifth straight decision. The three-time All-Star lefty lowered his ERA to 2.53 and helped the Phillies move into a second-place tie with the defending NL East champion Nationals. Jayson Werth and Jeff Kobernus hit solo homers for Washington. Ross Detwiler (2-5) took the loss in a game that started one hour, 10 minutes late because of rain. He allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings. The Phillies have won two in a row over the Nationals after returning from a 3-7 road trip that left them four games under .500. Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his 14th save a night after blowing his first of the season and then getting the win. It was 1-all going into the bottom of the sixth before Ben Revere started it with a bunt single. Young th...
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