Indians Sweep Doubleheader From Royals

Cliff Lee throws three-hit shutout
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 1:22 AM CDT
Cleveland Indians' David Dellucci rounds third after his seventh-inning home run against the Kansas City Royals in the second game of their baseball doubleheader last night.   (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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(Newser) – Cliff Lee faced only two batters over the minimum while pitching a three-hit shutout in a 2-0 victory over Kansas City last night that gave the Cleveland Indians a doubleheader sweep. Lee (4-0) struck out nine and did not issue a walk while shrinking his major league-best ERA to 0.28 as the Royals lost their seventh straight game.

In 31 2/3 innings, Lee has allowed only one run. His nine strikeouts tied his career best. It was his first shutout and fourth career complete game. Kansas City’s Brian Bannister (3-2) faced only one batter over the minimum until the seventh inning when David Dellucci hit a home run. Bannister went 6 2-3 innings, giving up two runs and four hits.