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Phillies' Cliff Lee Pitches All 9 Innings, Shuts Down Twins

Cliff+Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
Starting pitcher Cliff Lee #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in Game One of the NLDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)more pics »Starting pitcher Cliff Lee didn't need a closer in the final innings as the Philadelphia Phillies reminded the Colorado Rockies why they're World Series champions. He finished the game himself, wrapping up all 9 innings in an impressive 113 pitches where only 1 run was earned on 6 hits.

Cliff Lee (Getty Images)
Cliff Lee was undeterred by winds that delayed the game several times and sent the flag poles swaying. As a recent acquisition, Lee proved himself valuable to his new Philadelphia teammates. He was picked up in July in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. His Major League win/loss record is 88-48 with a career ERA of 3.90.

Wednesday marked Lee's first start in a post-season game, which perhaps motivated him to give a banner performance. (More from the New York Times)


  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
  • Cliff Lee in Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 1
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