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July 3, 2010
The Cliff Lee sweepstakes is heating up, with Cincinnati and possibly the New York Yankees joining Minnesota at the forefront. A.J. Burnett's problems have forced Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman to reconsider waiting for free agency to take his shot at Lee. A team trading for the Seattle starter in the next couple of weeks would owe him only about $4.5 million, which puts him on the radar for even a mid-payroll team such as Cincinnati....
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April 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm lasted only five innings and was charged with five runs (four earned) and eight hits. The Phillies blew open the game in the fifth inning, which included a two-run home run by Ryan Howard and a throwing error by Maholm that resulted in another run. Brandon League pitched two scoreless innings. Jose Dominguez also pitched two innings but gave up a two-run home run to Carlos Ruiz in the ninth inning. AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games with an infield single in first inning.
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July 28, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels' hopes of acquiring Toronto ace Roy Halladay are fading, but the team remains in active pursuit of Cliff Lee, the Cleveland ace and 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner, as well as several late-inning relievers. Like Halladay, Lee, who is 7-9 with a 3.14 earned-run average in 22 starts, is signed through 2010 -- there is a team option on him for a reasonable $8 million next season -- but the Angels and Indians don't appear to be a good match for a trade.
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April 21, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
There is this one little thing about your first-place Dodgers that probably should be noted. They are 12-8 overall -- or 7-1 against the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks and 5-7 against everyone else. Could they be a team whose first-place status has been built upon a favorable early schedule? They looked plenty beatable Monday in losing 7-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies before an announced Dodger Stadium crowd of 37,715. Of course, Cliff Lee had a little something to do with that.
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July 30, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN
There was one true ace on the market. There still is. Cliff Lee is a very good pitcher, with a Cy Young Award on his mantel and a 22-win season on his resume. The Philadelphia Phillies will be delighted to have him. Yet Lee is no Roy Halladay. Take his word for it. "That's a compliment, to be mentioned alongside Halladay," Lee said. "I'm honored to be a poor man's Halladay. I'll take second behind him."
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August 7, 2009 | Associated Press
at Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1: Cliff Lee allowed one run and six hits and struck out nine in seven impressive innings in his home debut, and Paul Bako hit a tiebreaking homer. at Washington 12, Florida 8: Ryan Zimmerman finished a double short of the cycle, and Ronnie Belliard's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the Nationals rally from a six-run deficit. at San Diego 8, New York 3: Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning and drove in three runs for the Padres, who extended Manager Bud Black's contract through the 2010 season.
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August 20, 2009 | Associated Press
Cliff Lee pitched a two-hitter, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, Wednesday night. Jayson Werth hit a pair of solo homers, Ryan Howard hit a three-run shot and Chase Utley also connected for the NL East-leading Phillies, who have won seven of eight to go a season-high 19 games over .500 at 68-49. Lee, who is 4-0 with an earned-run average of 0.82 since coming to the Phillies from Cleveland, gave up an unearned run and tied a career high with 11 strikeouts.
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August 1, 2009 | Associated Press
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.
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October 7, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Game 1 : Today, 11:30 a.m. Colorado (Ubaldo Jimenez, 15-12, 3.47) at Philadelphia (Cliff Lee, 14-13, 3.22) Game 2 : Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Colorado (Aaron Cook, 11-6, 4.16) at Philadelphia (Cole Hamels, 10-11, 4.32) Game 3 : Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Game 4 : Sunday, TBA Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Game 5 : Tuesday, TBA Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Best-of-five series, all times Pacific if necessary Projected lineups P PHILLIES AVG HR RBI SS Jimmy Rollins .250 21 77 CF Shane Victorino .292 10 62 2B Chase Utley .282 31 93 1B Ryan Howard .279 45 141 RF Jayson Werth .268 36 99 LF Raul Ibanez .272 34 93 3B Pedro Feliz .266 12 82 C Carlos Ruiz .255 9 43 P Cliff Lee .212 0 1 P ROCKIES AVG HR RBI LF Carlos Gonzalez .284 13 29 CF Dexter Fowler .266 4 34 1B Todd Helton .325 15 86 SS Troy Tulowitzki .297 32 92 3B Garrett Atkins .226 9 48 C Yorvit Torrealba .291 2 31 RF Brad Hawpe .285 23 86 2B Clint Barmes .245 23 76 P Jimenez .220 0 2...
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August 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Philadelphia 6, at New York 2: Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in five runs and Cliff Lee (5-0) did not give up an earned run in seven innings, lowering his ERA with the Phillies to 0.68 in five outings since he was acquired in a trade. Milwaukee 7, at Washington 2: Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to start a six-run sixth inning. -- associated press
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August 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
So the Great Cliff Lee Acquisition comes and goes, sans Cliff Lee. The Dodgers made the claim, the Phillies smiled and said “No, thank you.” Sunday's deadline to waive him to the Dodgers or work out a trade passed with Lee still a member of the Phillies. That would be Lee, and the $95 million remaining on his contract. But the most important aspect isn't that the Dodgers missed on Lee, but that they took a swing at him. That they were willing to eat a contract that pays him through 2016, when he will be 37 years old. And if they're willing to go after Lee and his inflated contract, the quick lesson is they'll go after anyone.
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August 4, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
As the possibility of adding Cliff Lee turned from remote to virtually nonexistent Saturday, Clayton Kershaw offered a reminder that the Dodgers already have an ace. Kershaw was as breathtaking in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs as he often was late last season, when he won the National League Cy Young Award. Matt Kemp's fortunate two-run home run in the fourth inning would have been enough to lift the Dodgers to their second consecutive win, as Kershaw held the Cubs to a run and three hits over seven innings at Dodger Stadium.
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August 3, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Give the Dodgers' new ownership this, they are backing up words with action. Two hours after the Dodgers announced they had acquired Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton came word they had also claimed prized Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee. Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reported the Dodgers had been awarded claiming rights to Lee, who is owed approximately $95 million on the rest of his contract. Claiming Lee is a long way from actually getting him into a Dodgers uniform.
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August 3, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers made a significant statement Friday and it had nothing to do with their 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium or their acquisition of starting pitcher Joe Blanton from the Philadelphia Phillies. They won a waiver claim on Cliff Lee. That doesn't mean the Dodgers will be able to pry the former Cy Young Award winner from the Philadelphia Phillies — in fact, indications are that they won't — but the move was the most telling sign to date of their new owners' economic muscle.
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August 3, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now that was a day. The kind the Dodgers haven't seen much of the past couple years. Before Friday's game they acquired another solid starting pitcher in Joe Blanton and also claimed Cliff Lee on waivers before beating the Cubs, 6-1, behind new hitter Hanley Ramirez, old hitter A.J. Ellis and a new-old pitcher Chad Billingsley. Blanton is scheduled to join the Dodgers Saturday and make his first start in one of the following three days. The Dodgers claimed him on waivers from the Phillies, and the two teams then agreed on a trade for the ol' player to be named later.
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August 2, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
With the Dodgers still searching for a quality starting pitcher, and controlling owner Mark Walter saying the team is under no financial restrictions, Cliff Lee was put on trade waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Convenience or coincidence? It could be either. The Dodgers ramped up their batting order with the recent acquisitions of Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino but came up empty in their quest for a starting pitcher. The question now becomes, would they take on as much as $110 million in salary to add a pitcher who will be 38 years old when his contract expires?
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October 19, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
Hiroki Kuroda pursed his lips and craned his neck. He scratched the back of his head and grunted. "I'll replay this in my head," he said Sunday as he dressed in a nearly empty clubhouse. There wasn't much for him to replay. On a night when the Dodgers were held to three hits in eight innings by Cliff Lee in a crushing 11-0 Game 3 defeat that tilted the National League Championship Series in favor of the Philadelphia Phillies, Kuroda retired only four batters. Kuroda made the kind of history he never envisioned making when he took the mound for the first time since Sept.
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October 29, 2009 | Dave van Dyck
Wednesday night marked the beginning of a 40th World Series for the New York Yankees, but the first played at the sprawling, sparkling new ballpark in the Bronx, next door to where it seems the Fall Classic was born and raised. But ghosts of glory past stayed behind, even though Yogi Berra waddled out to deliver the ceremonial first pitch for Game 1 at new Yankee Stadium. The christening was a disaster as Cliff Lee out-dueled CC Sabathia and the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies broke home-field advantage with a 6-1 victory.
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July 19, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
By the time Matt Kemp hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to lift the Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, the first eight innings felt as if they had taken place a lifetime ago. But those first eight innings were about as well pitched as any this season. On the mound for the Dodgers was Clayton Kershaw , the 2011 National League Cy Young Award winner. Opposite him was Cliff Lee , who won the American League's version of the prize in 2008.
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June 5, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHILADELPHIA - Elian Herrera stepped into the batter's box to face Cliff Lee and the hostile crowd behind him. The fans at Citizens Bank Park smelled blood. More than 40,000 were on their feet and screaming. But Herrera was smiling inside. "Thank you, God, for this moment," he said. Seven pitches into the eighth-inning at-bat, Herrera drove a ball off the left-field wall for a two-out, two-run double that reversed a one-run deficit, lifting the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
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