Lee leads Phillies past Padres 4-2
September 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cliff Lee pitched eight sharp innings and Freddy Galvis had three hits to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Lee (13-6) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out nine and walked one. It was the second straight eight-inning outing and fourth in the last six starts for Lee, who pounded his glove and skipped toward the dugout after fanning Jedd Gyorko to end the eighth.
Gyorko and Tommy Medica homered for the Padres, who had won four in a row. Medica's solo shot in the fifth was his first hit in his major league debut.
Jonathon Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save in 33 chances.
Galvis singled, doubled and homered for Philadelphia, which has won four of five. Galvis also drove in two runs and scored twice.
With the Phillies trailing 2-1, Jimmy Rollins hit his 199th career homer with one out in the sixth. It was Rollins' first homer since July 20 and sixth of the season for the shortstop who hit 23 homers last year.
The Phillies took the lead in the seventh against Nick Vincent (4-3). Galvis led off with a double, went to third on Lee's sacrifice and scored on Cesar Hernandez's weak chopper to first.
Padres left-hander Eric Stults pitched six effective innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He remains winless in his last 10 starts, going 0-6 with a 5.40 ERA in the dismal stretch.
Galvis drove in another run in the eighth with a sacrifice bunt that scored Carlos Ruiz.
NOTES: The matchup between Lee and Stults featured two of the stingiest pitchers in terms of allowing bases on balls. Lee entered third in the NL at 1.5 walks per game, while Stults was eighth at 1.9. . Padres RHP Tyson Ross (3-7, 2.79 ERA) will face RHP Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.19 ERA) in the conclusion of the three-game series Thursday night. . Nate Fulton, a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's Homeland Security Unit, sang a rousing rendition of ``God Bless America'' during the seventh-inning stretch. Retired New York Police Officer Sean Martin, representing New York firefighters, police officers and paramedics, Philadelphia police officer Paul Bryant Jr. and Philadelphia fireman Charles Kink received a standing ovation while changing the bases after the third inning.
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