Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/23/12
The Tampa Bay Rays have struggled against left-handers all season. Now they have to face two who have haunted them in the past in one day. The Philadelphia Phillies will send Cole Hamels and then Cliff Lee to the mound Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in a day-night doubleheader against the Rays. Tampa Bay (38-32) has lost three straight overall and brings a 9-14 mark against left-handed starters into Sunday as it faces a pair of postseason nemeses from recent years in Hamels (10-3, 3.25 ERA) and Lee (0-3, 3.48). Hamels was named the 2008 World Series MVP for going 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts against the Rays, victories for the Phillies (34-38) in Game 1 and the clinching Game 5. He hasn't faced Tampa Bay since. He ranks among the majors' top 10 with 99 strikeouts after fanning seven and allowing two runs over eight innings to earn Tuesday's 7-2 home win over Colorado. Lee went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 16 innings in a 2010 division series to hel...
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