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Phillies Thwart Yankees, Rangers to Get Cliff Lee Back

Pitcher accepts late bid to return to his 2009 team

(Newser) - Phillies fans are rejoicing today as Cliff Lee, the left-hander who pitched for the team during the 2009 World Series, returned—giving the team one of the best rotations in history. Terms were agreed to late last night, an official tells the New York Times . The deal is believed to... More »

Giants Hammer Rangers in 11-7 Slugfest

I'm sorry, did someone order a pitcher's duel?

(Newser) - Cliff Lee. Tim Lincecum. With starters like that, Game One of the World Series was supposed to be a pitcher's duel. Instead, the normally light-hitting Giants tagged Lee for 6 runs amidst an 11-7 slugfest, the AP reports. Freddy Sanchez hit three doubles, and Juan Uribe broke the game open... More »

Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive... More »

A-Rod's Clutch Double Sparks 7-4 Game 4 Win

Damon's heads-up play drives Phillies to brink of elimination

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, two-out double in the ninth inning off Brad Lidge and the Yankees beat the Phillies, 7-4, tonight in Philadelphia to claim a 3-1 lead in the World Series. Joba Chamberlain opened the door for the Phillies, yielding a homer to Pedro Feliz with two out... More »

Lee, Phillies Handcuff Yankees in Opener

Lefty strikes out 10 in 6-1, complete-game win for defending champs

(Newser) - Cliff Lee outdueled former Cleveland teammate CC Sabathia as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 6-1 to win Game 1 of the World Series. Lee struck out 10 and shut out New York until the ninth inning; fellow lefty Sabathia allowed two solo home runs to Philadelphia second... More »

Yanks Charge Into World Series

Pettitte sparks Game 6 victory; Phillies up next

(Newser) - The New York Yankees won their first pennant in 6 years tonight, beating the visiting Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, in Game 6 of the ALCS behind the savvy pitching of Andy Pettitte. New York hosts defending champion Philadelphia in the World Series opener Wednesday night. Cliff Lee is expected to... More »

Lee Leads Phillies to 11-0 Game 3 Win

Defending World Series champs now up 2-1 over Dodgers

(Newser) - Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers and Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth provided the big swings early as the Philadelphia Phillies cruised past Los Angeles 11-0 last night for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series. Lee provided another brilliant playoff start, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits... More »

Lee Pitches Phillies Past Rockies in Game 1

Left-hander strikes out five as Philadelphia cruises to 5-1 victory

(Newser) - Left-hander Cliff Lee pitched a six-hitter today as the Philadelphia Phillies opened the defense of their World Series title with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of their National League playoff series. Lee, a mid-season acquisition given the start over World Series MVP Cole Hamels, got... More »

Indians' Lee Cruises to AL Cy Young

Lefty who scratched way onto roster tops Toronto's Halladay

(Newser) - Left-hander Cliff Lee, who had to compete just to get on the Cleveland Indians’ regular-season roster, became the team’s second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner today, easily outdistancing Toronto’s Roy Halladay, MLB.com reports. Lee led the league with a 22 wins and a 2.54... More »

Toronto, Cleveland Split Highlight-Heavy Double-Header

Triple play and pitching gems figure in 3-0 wins

(Newser) - Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history, and it wasn't enough for the Cleveland Indians to complete a doubleheader sweep. Shannon Stewart hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, Aaron Hill added a two-run single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 3-0 on... More »

Lee Tops Wang; Tribe Blank Yanks

(Newser) - Cliff Lee threw seven sharp innings Wednesday night to beat Chien-Ming Wang in a matchup of unbeaten starters, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Lee became the first Indians pitcher to win his first six starts since Greg Swindell in 1988 and lowered... More »

Lee Goes to 5-0 in Indians' Win

(Newser) - Cliff Lee won his fifth straight start to improve to 5-0 and lead the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Lee's consecutive scoreless innings streak ended at 27 on Wladimir Balentien's three-run homer in the seventh. It raised his ERA from 0.28... More »

Indians Sweep Doubleheader From Royals

Cliff Lee throws three-hit shutout

(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.... More »

Cleveland Tops Oakland, 2-1

Lee, Borowski lead Indians over A's

(Newser) - Cliff Lee won his first start of the season, retiring 10 of his last 12 batters to lead Cleveland over Oakland 2-1 Sunday and stop the Indians' three-game losing streak. Lee gave up four hits and struck out four in 6 2/3 innings to beat A's ace Joe Blanton who... More »

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