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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Despite rain delay, Lee throws 8 strong innings in win over Cubs


June 11, 2011 – Phillies 7, Cubs 1

In a game that began with a 32-minute rain delay, Cliff Lee posted a line of 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K during a 7-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. 

Cliff Lee became a Phillies franchise hero in 2009. (Rich Kane/Icon Sportswire)

Following an error by Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney and a Shane Victorino single, Chase Utley gave the Phillies the early lead with a two-run double to deep left-center field in the first.

The Phillies offense came alive in the bottom of the seventh. Shane Victorino, who began the inning with a double down the third-base line, was driven in by Ryan Howard on single to right field. The run snapped a 14 1/3 scoreless streak by Chicago relievers. 

Howard would then score on an opposite-field double by Raul Ibanez. This put the Phillies up 4-1. 

The Phillies would score three more runs in the bottom of the eighth, which was capped off by a two-run home by Chase Utley and cruise to a 7-1 victory. 

Cubs Lineup 

  1. Starlin Castro, shortstop 
  2. Darwin Barney, second base 
  3. Luis Montanez, right field 
  4. Aramis Ramirez, third base 
  5. Blake DeWitt, left field 
  6. Geovany Soto, catcher
  7. Carlos Pena, first base 
  8. Tyler Colvin, center field 
  9. Matt Garza, pitcher 

Phillies Lineup 

  1. Jimmy Rollins, shortstop 
  2. Shane Victorino, center field 
  3. Chase Utley, second base 
  4. Ryan Howard, first base 
  5. Placido Polanco, third base 
  6. Raul Ibanez, left field 
  7. Dominic Brown, right field 
  8. Carlos Ruiz, catcher
  9. Cliff Lee, pitcher

You can watch the full game by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “CHN at PHI JUN 11, 2011” into the search bar and click on the video. 

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