PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cliff Lee hit double-digit strikeouts for the sixth time this season, fanning 10 in seven shutout innings and leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.
Lee (5-5) bounced back from one of his worst starts of the season with one of his best. He allowed seven hits and walked only one, while continuing to strike out batters at a career-best rate.
He has 15 career games with double-digit strikeouts — six this season.
Lee even shook off a liner to the shin in the seventh. He was fine and so were the Phillies in their first game back after a disappointing 4-5 road trip.
Antonio Bastardo tossed a scoreless eighth. Ryan Madson allowed Andre Ethier’s RBI groundout in the ninth before finishing for his 13th save.
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