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Cliff Lee took advantage of some rare run support, throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Saturday.
Jimmy Rollins hit his 16th homer for the Phillies, who got off to a good September start after a strong August. The wild card-leading Braves are heading in the opposite direction with three straight losses and only four wins in their past 14 games, rekindling memories of their historic collapse last season.
Lee (4-7) came in with a record that was hardly indicative of the way he's pitched this season. The Phillies had been held to three runs or fewer in 14 of his 23 starts.
The Phillies knocked out Tim Hudson (13-5) and blew the game open with two runs in the sixth.
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Cliff Lee won his fourth game of the season this evening against the Atlanta Braves. Lee pitched a masterful outing of seven innings, allowing just five hits, walking one, and striking out five.
Lee was taken out after seven after reporting a tight hamstring. Lee later said it was not anything serious, just a cramp.
The Phillies provided plenty of offense to back up the...
ATLANTA – Cliff Lee pitched seven shutout innings and drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to chase Tim Hudson from the game and lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Martin Prado’s lead-off home run in the eighth inning off reliever B.J. Rosenberg provided the Braves’ only run. “I felt like I was locating pretty good,”...
Cliff Lee wins his second straight start as the Phils beat the Braves, 5-1.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with two men out, John Mayberry, Jr. hits an RBI single, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had earlier been safe at first on a force out, 4-unassisted, as Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a single, is tagged out for the inning’s...
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After failing to run out a pop-up that was ultimately dropped by the pitcher, shortstop Jimmy Rollins was pulled from the game by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.
Philadelphia Phillies (63-69) at Atlanta Braves (74-58)
Cliff Lee (3-7, 3.67) vs. Tim Hudson (13-4, 3.57)
Time: 4:05, Turner Field
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 88
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After pulling out a very impressive win against a tough Atlanta bullpen last night, the Phillies now find themselves eight games back of the second Wild Card spot. Wins like last night’s...
Final: Phillies 5, Braves 1.
WP: Cliff Lee (4-7, 3.52 ERA) LP: Tim Hudson (13-5, 3.76 ERA)
Offensively, the Phillies picked up right where they left off in last night's extra-innings thriller. John Mayberry got things going with a RBI single to center field, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. Two innings later, Jimmy Rollins hit a solo-shot to right field, his 16th home...
Jimmy Rollins is trying to will the Philadelphia Phillies toward serious October baseball. How close will he come to his goal? Yes, there is a poll.
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Cliff Lee took advantage of some rare run support, throwing seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Saturday.
Jimmy Rollins hit his 16th homer for the Phillies, who got off to a good September start after a strong August. The wild card-leading Braves are heading in the opposite direction with three straight...
Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins apologized to manager Charlie Manuel and returned to the lineup Friday night, a day after the former NL MVP was benched in the middle of a game for failing to hustle.
Rollins flied out while leading off for the Phillies at Atlanta.
Manuel pulled Rollins on Thursday after a pair of baserunning mistakes in the sixth inning against the New York...
Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer off Johnny Cueto during a cloudburst that sent fans scurrying for cover on Monday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
John Mayberry Jr. added a solo homer off Cueto (17-7), who failed in his attempt to become the majors' first 18-game winner. Cueto also lost a day game for the first time this season...
Philadelphia Phillies (62-69) at Atlanta Braves (74-57)
Roy Halladay (8-7, 3.88) vs. Mike Minor (7-10, 4.71)
Time: 7:35, Turner Field
Weather: Mostly sunny, 82
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Jimmy Rollins is in the lineup tonight. And how do you feel about that? He was given a talk-to by Charlie Manuel about once again failing to run out a pop up in the Mets series. Manuel...
The Phillies were looking to brush off last night's tough walk-off loss that Chipper Jones and the Braves served up. It wasn't a happy flight to Cincinnati, but that wouldn't stop the Phils from fighting this afternoon.
Tyler Cloyd in his second major league start looked magnificent this afternoon. Through seven innings, he allowed just one run, a solo homer to Jay...