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PHILADELPHIA -- Cliff Lee showed his new fans some of his best stuff.
Lee (2-0) allowed one run and six hits, striking out nine in his first start at Citizens Bank Park since the Phillies acquired him from Cleveland last week. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner tossed a complete-game, four-hitter in a 5-1 win at San Francisco last Friday.
"To get that first win at home out of the way, I'm really pleased with it," Lee said. "The initial shock and adrenaline rush was over. It was my first one at home and I was anxious to get that behind me."
Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored two runs, falling a homer short of the cycle. The NL East-leading Phillies took two of three from the Rockies, who are in the thick of the wild-card chase.
Aaron Cook (10-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. The right-hander had won seven straight since losing June 1. Cook left the game with a strained right big toe.
"They pitched very well the last couple games," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "I think we're better offensively than we've shown the last two games."
Lee, who went 7-9 with a 3.14 ERA in 22 starts for the Indians this season, won his fifth straight start dating to a loss at Detroit on July 10. The Phillies sent four minor leaguers to Cleveland for Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco.
"He keeps good composure on the mound," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He gets the ball and he throws it. He gets in good rhythm. Guys behind him like it and everyone watching likes it."
Mixing a sharp fastball with pinpoint accuracy on his offspeed pitches, Lee kept Colorado's hitters off balance and fanned at least one batter in every inning. He got a nice ovation from the sellout crowd when he came to the plate in the third.
"The atmosphere was electric," Lee said.
The Phillies scored two runs to take a 3-1 lead in the fifth. Bako, the backup catcher, drove a 1-0 pitch into the seats in right-center to start the inning. It was his first homer since June 9, when he connected twice for Cincinnati against Florida.
"I've been scuffling lately at the plate," Bako said. "It's nice to contribute."
Rollins has a 12-game hitting streak. He's batting .338 (45 for 133) since an 0-for-28 slump and has raised his average to .245 from .205 on July 1.
"He's staying short and quick," Manuel said. "He's staying strong through the ball and his swing isn't underneath."
Both teams got runs on sacrifice flies in the first.
Rollins started the bottom half with a double to left, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Chase Utley's fly to center.
|Cliff Lee allows one run and K's nine over seven innings in his first start at Citizens Bank Park. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|Dexter Fowler, CF||4||1||2||0||0||1||2||.260|
|Seth Smith, LF||4||0||2||0||0||1||2||.295|
|Todd Helton, 1B||3||0||1||1||0||0||3||.315|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||4||0||1||0||0||2||3||.267|
|Garrett Atkins, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.228|
|Ryan Spilborghs, RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.247|
|Chris Iannetta, C||4||0||0||0||0||3||2||.228|
|Clint Barmes, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.245|
|a- Brad Hawpe, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.309|
|Aaron Cook, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.122|
|Matt Daley, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Carlos Gonzalez, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.259|
|Franklin Morales, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|c- Ian Stewart, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.226|
|a-singled for Barmes in the 9th|
|b-walked for Daley in the 7th|
|c-struck out for Morales in the 9th|
|2B - Dexter Fowler (24, Lee)|
|SF - Todd Helton (6)|
|RBI - Todd Helton (61)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Atkins-Barmes-Helton|
|Aaron Cook (L,10-4)||5||7||3||3||0||0||1||3.93|
|Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 73-48, Matt Daley 14-8, Franklin Morales 26-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 8-7, Franklin Morales 1-3|
|Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 22, Matt Daley 3, Franklin Morales 6|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||4||2||3||0||0||0||0||.245|
|Shane Victorino, CF||4||0||0||1||0||0||2||.313|
|Chase Utley, 2B||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||.299|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.258|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.304|
|Jayson Werth, RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.268|
|Pedro Feliz, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.287|
|Paul Bako, C||3||1||2||1||0||0||0||.196|
|Cliff Lee, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.182|
|a- Ben Francisco, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.253|
|Ryan Madson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brad Lidge, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-walked for Lee in the 7th|
|2B - Jimmy Rollins (28, Cook)|
|3B - Jimmy Rollins (3, Cook)|
|HR - Paul Bako (1, Cook)|
|SF - Chase Utley (3)|
|RBI - Shane Victorino (49), Chase Utley (71), Paul Bako (5)|
|PK - Ben Francisco (1, Morales)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard|
|E - Cliff Lee (2, Misplayed grounder)|
|Cliff Lee (W,9-9)||7||6||1||1||1||9||0||2.95|
|Ryan Madson (H,17)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||3.27|
|Brad Lidge (S,21)||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||6.75|
|Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 112-78, Ryan Madson 17-9, Brad Lidge 12-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 5-8, Ryan Madson 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 29, Ryan Madson 3, Brad Lidge 4|
|Attendance - 45316|
|Game Time - 2:22|
|Temperature - 68|
|Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Jerry Crawford, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi|