Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Lee gets Phils their first win

ATLANTA — Cliff Lee allowed two hits in eight innings, adding to B.J. Upton's poor start with the Braves, and the Phillies scored twice in the second inning for their first win, 2-0 Thursday night.

Lee twice struck out Upton, who is 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts in his first three games after leaving the Rays for Atlanta. "I hit the ball pretty well all spring training," Upton said. "It's just one of those rough spots right now, man. But it's nothing to get stressed about. That's why you get 700 plate appearances."

Lee didn't win his first game last year until July 4, but he outpitched Kris Medlen on Thursday with temperatures in the low 40s.

"It's nice to get it out of the way," Lee said. "No doubt."

Philadelphia scored two runs in the second on Ben Revere's fielder's choice RBI and Chase Utley's sacrifice fly.

After Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay lost the first two games by a combined 16-7, Lee walked none and struck out eight in 106 pitches. He improved to 4-1 with a 0.77 ERA — a span of 47 innings — in his past six starts against Braves.

Phillies 2

Braves 0

Lee gets Phils their first win 04/04/13 [Last modified: Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. The 10 silliest names for college football bowl games


    The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl hadn't even been officially announced when SBNation called it the silliest bowl name ever. Ten others worthy of consideration:

    Logo for the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. [MATT BAKER | Times]
  2. Austin Pruitt faces the Blue Jays tonight at the Trop.
  3. USF football and the undefeated degree of difficulty


    TAMPA — In the wake of the latest solar eclipse, USF fans eagerly await the next astronomical phenomenon.

    USF head coach Charlie Strong leads his team during practice last month in Tampa. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]
  4. Nature Coast puts unbeaten streak on the line vs. IMG White


    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast currently rides a 22-game regular-season win streak, but first-year football coach Cory Johns was not around for any of those wins. Neither was most of his coaching staff. This is an entirely new campaign with new obstacles ahead.

    Nature Coast offensive lineman Louis Miele (66) blocks a Sunlake defensive player during the Clash 4 Clayton football scrimmage and fundraiser Aug. 12 at Springstead High School.
  5. Crosstown rivals Bloomingdale-Newsome kick off season


    LITHIA — In a week filled with area football rivalries, there is a game on the east side of Hillsborough County — Bloomingdale vs. Newsome — that has matured into a classic crosstown battle, complete with classic cliches.

    Bloomingdale wide receiver Ed Amos charges through a drill a few days before the big rivalry game against Newsome on Friday night.