Friday, April 13, 2012

Lee falters as Mets topple Phillies

PBR - Cliff Lee struggled early, surrendering three runs in the first inning on Friday night as the Mets defeated the Phillies 5-2 at Citizens Bank Park.

Lee entered the contest without surrendering a home run to the Mets in three straight starts, but he gave up a pair in five innings of work, including a two-run blast by Jason Bay in the first inning.

Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy had opened the game with back-to-back doubles.

Freddy Galvis put the Phillies on the board in the third with a solo home run, the first of his career. Jimmy Rollins added three hits in the losing effort.

The Phillies collected 11 hits on the evening but went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

R.A. Dickey tossed seven innings, striking out seven to notch his second victory of the season. Lee also struck out seven through seven innings, but the home runs made the difference.

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