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NL GAME OF THE DAY

Cliff Lee pitches four-hitter in Phillies debut

Left-hander carries Philadelphia to a 5-1 win over San Francisco.

August 01, 2009|Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Cliff Lee pitched a four-hitter in his National League debut, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and even adding two hits with the bat, and the Philadelphia Phillies felt an immediate impact two days after acquiring the left-hander from Cleveland, beating the San Francisco Giants, 5-1, on Friday night.

Jayson Werth homered to put Philadelphia ahead early and added a two-run single in the seventh, Raul Ibanez drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh for an insurance run and Lee did the rest.

He tossed the 11th complete game of his career, his fourth this season and third in four starts. Lee's line: one run, six strikeouts, two walks, 109 pitches and 78 strikes. He was done in 2 hours 39 minutes.

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