It wasn't bad enough that Cliff Lee pitched eight scoreless innings Tuesday night against the Dodgers. After all, the Dodgers have come to expect such a thing from Lee, who has allowed one total run in four starts against them in his career. Lee beating the Dodgers with his left arm is normal, but him besting the Dodgers with the bat is highly irregular.
But Lee took things one step further Tuesday night, hitting a pitch from Ted Lilly into the right field pavilion at Dodger Stadium in the seventh inning to extend the lead for the Phillies. They needed it too, as the Dodgers scratched a run across in the ninth inning, but fell short in the 2-1 loss.
The good news for the Dodgers is that they don't have to face Lee anymore this season. So they've got that going for them. Which is nice.
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