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    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Cliff Lee definitely looks ready for the regular season.

    Lee pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 exhibition victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.

    Scott Podsednik ended the game with a two-out solo homer in the ninth inning. He went 2 for 2.

    Podsednik and Juan Pierre are competing for a roster spot. Podsednik is hitting .362 this spring while Pierre is batting .289.

    "We'll make the decision," Manuel said. "Podsednik hits the ball a little bit harder. He gives you more juice. Pierre is on base more. He has a high on-base percentage. Both of them hit lefties OK."

    Lee allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one. The left-hander also hit for the first time this spring and doubled in his final at-bat.

    The 33-year-old Lee will make one more spring start this Sunday before taking the ball in the second game of the regular season on April 7 in Pittsburgh.

    "I'm pretty happy with where everything is right now," Lee said. "One more start and then the regular season, so it's time to get after it."

    Philadelphia scored two runs in the first. Shane Victorino doubled and scored on Placido Polanco's base hit. Jim Thome, starting at first base for the second time in three days, doubled in Polanco.

    With Jeff Karstens throwing in a minor league game back in Bradenton, the Pirates went with all relievers. Chris Resop, designated as the starter, allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.

    Pirates right-hander Ryota Igarashi gave up a run and four hits in the sixth inning. Igarashi, a non-roster player in the mix for the final bullpen spot with Chris Leroux, Daniel McCutchen and Jared Hughes, has allowed runs in five of his last seven appearances this spring.

    "From what I've seen of Igarashi, when he's down the ball's hard to hit," Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. "The balls that were high today were just a little bit elevated. We're going to keep working with him. We've got to have the ball down; we've got to work sides of the plate. When Iggy's down, he's very good. When he's up, he's very vulnerable."

    Pittsburgh could have another spot available in the bullpen if starting pitcher Charlie Morton (hip surgery) begins the season in extended spring training. The Pirates don't need Morton to start a game until April 15.

    NOTES: The Phillies re-assigned RHPs Scott Elarton and Brian Sanches to minor league camp. Additionally, they optioned LHP Jake Diekman to minor league camp. The 25-year-old Diekman didn't allow an earned run in five spring appearances, striking out nine while walking one in five innings. . Philadelphia reliever Justin De Fratus threw a bullpen session for the first time this spring. De Fratus complained of elbow soreness when camp began last month. He'll throw again on Friday. ... Pirates 2B Yamaico Navarro was sent back to Bradenton for X-rays on his left hand. Navarro was hit by a pitch from Kyle Kendrick in the seventh inning. . Pittsburgh 3B Pedro Alvarez's single in the fifth inning off Lee snapped an 0-for-18 skid. Alvarez is hitting .135 (5 for 37) in 15 games this spring. . Pittsburgh RHP A.J. Burnett threw 38 pitches in a simulated game. Burnett will begin the season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery on a fractured right orbital bone on March 2.

     
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    Pittsburgh Pirates
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alex Presley, LF2010110 .327
        Jake Fox, LF2000000 .269
    Josh Harrison, SS-2B^SS4000003 .424
    Jose Tabata, RF3000001 .261
        Nick Evans, RF1111000 .111
    Andrew McCutchen, CF3010001 .359
        Eric Fryer, C1111000 .318
    Casey McGehee, 1B4121001 .308
    Yamaico Navarro, 2B-SS2000001 .340
        Kirk Singer, PR-2B10110001.000
    Pedro Alvarez, 3B4010034 .135
    Matt Hague, DH2000002 .395
       a- Garrett Jones, PH-DH2000022 .239
    Michael McKenry, C2000011 .217
        Nate McLouth, CF1100100 .371
    Totals3448427  
    a-struck out for Hague in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Eric Fryer (1, Bastardo), Casey McGehee 2 (6, Lee, Stutes)
    RBI - Nick Evans (2), Eric Fryer (3), Casey McGehee (6), Kirk Singer (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Nick Evans (1), Eric Fryer (2), Casey McGehee (2), Kirk Singer (1)
    SB - Kirk Singer (1, 2nd base off Stutes/Schneider)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - McGehee-Navarro
    E - Pedro Alvarez (3, Misplayed grounder), Jake Fox (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Chris Resop 2322030 4.50
    Chris Leroux 1000000 11.05
    Daniel McCutchen 1211110 9.39
    Joel Hanrahan 1000000 2.57
    Ryota Igarashi 1411000 8.68
    Jared Hughes 1100010 4.00
    Kris Johnson 1100000 0.00
    Daniel Moskos (L,0-1) 0.2111001 1.13
    WP - Daniel McCutchen (2), Jared Hughes (3)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Resop 2-1, Chris Leroux 2-1, Daniel McCutchen 2-0, Joel Hanrahan 3-1, Ryota Igarashi 1-1, Jared Hughes 1-1, Kris Johnson 3-0, Daniel Moskos 1-1
    Batters Faced - Chris Resop 9, Chris Leroux 3, Daniel McCutchen 6, Joel Hanrahan 4, Ryota Igarashi 6, Jared Hughes 4, Kris Johnson 4, Daniel Moskos 3
    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Shane Victorino, CF4110002 .268
        Lou Montanez, CF1000000 .318
    Placido Polanco, 3B3111000 .440
        Miguel Abreu, PR-SS2000000 .286
    Hunter Pence, RF3000001 .266
        Scott Podsednik, RF2121000 .362
    Jim Thome, 1B2111101 .296
        Ty Wigginton, 1B1000011 .229
    Laynce Nix, LF3110012 .211
        Juan Pierre, LF1000001 .289
    Pete Orr, SS-3B^2B4020011 .311
    Brian Schneider, C3011000 .217
       a- Erik Kratz, PH-C1010000 .429
    Freddy Galvis, 2B4010011 .273
        Hector Luna, 3B0000000 .243
       b- John Mayberry Jr., PH1000001 .203
    Totals38512415  
    a-singled for Schneider in the 8th
    b-grounded out for Stutes in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Shane Victorino (5, Resop), Jim Thome (3, Resop), Laynce Nix (1, Igarashi), Cliff Lee (1, Igarashi)
    HR - Scott Podsednik (1, Moskos)
    RBI - Placido Polanco (5), Scott Podsednik (2), Jim Thome (5), Brian Schneider (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Scott Podsednik (1)
    SB - Miguel Abreu 2 (2, 2nd base off Hanrahan/McKenry, 3rd base off Hanrahan/McKenry)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Galvis-Abreu-Thome
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Cliff Lee 6300130 2.49
    Kyle Kendrick (H,2) 1100020 0.00
    Antonio Bastardo (H,5) 0.2233100 4.26
    Michael Stutes (BS,1) 0.1211010 5.79
    Jonathan Papelbon (W,1-0) 1000010 1.00
    HBP - Navarro (by Kyle Kendrick)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 8-6, Antonio Bastardo 1-1, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0
    Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 21, Kyle Kendrick 5, Antonio Bastardo 5, Michael Stutes 3, Jonathan Papelbon 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 8424
    Game Time - 2:47
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - UMP Nonindividual, First Base - Phil Cuzzi, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Mark Lollo