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Lee strong as Phils end D-backs' five-game win streak wire reports

PHOENIX -- With his team struggling to score runs behind him, Cliff Lee pitched in himself.

Lee threw seven scoreless innings and helped out with three sacrifice bunts as the Philadelphia Phillies beat Arizona 3-1 Saturday night, ending the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak.

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"It feels good to bunt a guy over and watch him score," said Lee, who said he hadn't been asked to bunt in three straight plate appearances before. "It makes you feel like you contributed."

In fact, twice Lee's bunts set up runs.

Lee (4-2) gave up six hits, struck out three and walked two in winning consecutive road starts for the first time since August 2011.

Philadelphia had been shut out in two of Lee's past starts and the Phillies have scored 23 runs total in his seven starts -- eight coming in one game.

"I just need to keep grinding and give the team a chance to win every time," he said.

The Diamondbacks threatened against Lee only once, loading the bases with two outs in the seventh while trailing 2-0 before Wil Nieves grounded out.

"I really didn't pay attention to the bullpen, to be honest with you," Lee said. "I never want to come out, and with the bases loaded, for sure."

Jimmy Rollins had two hits and drove in two runs. Domonic Brown added an RBI single in the seventh for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

"I usually have success when I get runners on, though not so much this year," Rollins said. "Obviously, you adjust your swing because you've got to get a good swing first. Now that I'm starting to get there, the confidence comes that I can put on the same swing in any situation."

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 2-3 innings for his sixth save in as many chances.

The Diamondbacks put runners on second and third against Papelbon with one out in the ninth. He struck out pinch-hitter Eric Hinske and A.J. Pollock for his first five-out save since July 14, 2012, at Colorado. Pollock had doubled twice earlier.

"Yeah, I asked him to do it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "But I don't like doing that."

Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (2-4) could commiserate with Lee's lack of offensive support. The Diamondbacks have scored 22 runs in his seven starts, nine coming in a 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 6.

"We had a chance to win tonight but things didn't go our way," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "Any runs that they tacked on, you know it's going to make it tougher on yourself."

Cahill allowed only three hits and one run in five innings, struck out five but walked four.

"I felt like I was fighting myself the whole time," Cahill said.

The Phillies manufactured a run to take a 1-0 lead in the fifth. Ben Revere walked, was sacrificed to second by Lee, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep center by Rollins.

Philadelphia made it 2-0 in the seventh when Revere singled off Josh Collmenter, stole second, moved up on Lee's third bunt and scored when Rollins singled.

Michael Young walked and later scored on Brown's single against Tony Sipp in the eighth to extend the Phillies' lead to 3-0.

"We just need to stay balanced," Manuel said. "We don't need to get down or anything. We need to stay even-keeled and come out every day like we're going to hit, keep your head up and keep going at it. If you don't hit, there ain't anything you can do about it but go out and try to be more prepared the next day."


  • Diamondbacks RHP Matt Reynolds notched his 22nd scoreless appearance dating back to last season. He matched a franchise record with his 19th straight scoreless outing to start the season, first set by Joe Paterson in 2011.
  • Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 0 for 5 with four strikeouts. Since homering in his final at-bat Tuesday at San Francisco, Howard is 0 for 14 with nine strikeouts, dropping his batting average from .320 to .252.
  • Pollock leads the NL with 14 doubles.
  • Lee helped his cause in the third when he picked off Pollock at second base.
  • Diamondbacks LHP Daniel Hudson, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last July, threw 46 pitches over three innings of a simulated game earlier Saturday.
  • Arizona OF Adam Eaton has been transferred to Visalia of the Class A California League to continue his rehab from a left elbow strain.
  • Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick will start the series finale Sunday against Diamondbacks RHP Brandon McCarthy, who is looking for his first win since signing with Arizona in the offseason. Kendrick is unbeaten in his past six starts, posting a 4-0 record and allowing two or fewer runs in each game.
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Cliff Lee throws seven scoreless innings before Jonathan Papelbon closes down the win in the ninth. (USATSI)
Cliff Lee throws seven scoreless innings before Jonathan Papelbon closes down the win in the ninth. (USATSI)

Players of the Game

J. Rollins
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0

G. Parra
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0

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Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS3022100 .250
Chase Utley, 2B4010112 .270
Michael Young, 3B4110114 .305
Ryan Howard, 1B5000045 .252
Delmon Young, RF2010200 .207
    John Mayberry Jr., PR-RF1000012 .221
Domonic Brown, LF4011002 .244
Carlos Ruiz, C4010012 .179
Ben Revere, CF3220103 .243
Cliff Lee, P0000000 .231
   a- Laynce Nix, PH1000013 .246
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Lee in the 8th
2B - Delmon Young (2, Cahill)
SF - Jimmy Rollins (2)
SH - Cliff Lee 3 (4)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (12), Domonic Brown (17)
SB - Jimmy Rollins (4, 2nd base off Cahill/Montero), Ben Revere (7, 2nd base off Collmenter/Montero)
Team LOB - 11
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Cliff Lee (W,4-2) 7600230 2.86
Antonio Bastardo (H,5) 0.1111100 2.31
Jonathan Papelbon (S,6) 1.2200030 1.23
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 114-78, Antonio Bastardo 10-6, Jonathan Papelbon 29-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 6-10
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 27, Antonio Bastardo 3, Jonathan Papelbon 7
Arizona Diamondbacks
A.J. Pollock, CF4120112 .265
Didi Gregorius, SS4000002 .358
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4010001 .306
Cody Ross, LF2001111 .281
Miguel Montero, C4010022 .203
Martin Prado, 3B4000001 .230
Gerardo Parra, RF4030000 .313
Josh Wilson, 2B2010101 .205
   a- Eric Chavez, PH1010000 .288
Trevor Cahill, P1000010 .067
   b- Jason Kubel, PH1000001 .250
    Josh Collmenter, P0000000 .000
   c- Wil Nieves, PH1000003 .286
    Tony Sipp, P0000000 .000
    Will Harris, P0000000 .000
    Matt Reynolds, P0000000 .000
    Brad Ziegler, P0000000 .000
   d- Eric Hinske, PH1000012 .222
a-doubled for Wilson in the 9th
b-grounded out for Cahill in the 5th
c-grounded out for Collmenter in the 7th
d-struck out for Ziegler in the 9th
2B - A.J. Pollock 2 (14, Lee, Lee), Eric Chavez (6, Papelbon)
SF - Cody Ross (2)
RBI - Cody Ross (10)
CS - A.J. Pollock (2, 3rd base by Lee/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Wilson-Gregorius-Goldschmidt
Arizona Diamondbacks
Trevor Cahill (L,2-4) 5311450 2.70
Josh Collmenter 2211000 2.84
Tony Sipp 0.1111200 3.27
Will Harris 0.2100010 0.00
Matt Reynolds 0.2200020 0.00
Brad Ziegler 0.1000010 2.95
WP - Trevor Cahill (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Cahill 96-54, Josh Collmenter 24-17, Tony Sipp 19-9, Will Harris 8-6, Matt Reynolds 17-12, Brad Ziegler 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Cahill 6-4, Josh Collmenter 3-2, Will Harris 1-0
Batters Faced - Trevor Cahill 22, Josh Collmenter 7, Tony Sipp 4, Will Harris 3, Matt Reynolds 4, Brad Ziegler 1
Game Information
Attendance - 28113
Game Time - 3:23
Temperature - 94
Umpires - Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Victor Carapazza