Philadelphia 2, Texas 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 45604

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 23-23 15-9 8-14 L3
Philadelphia 28-17 16-8 12-9 W2

Recap


Cliff Lee handcuffed his former team by tossing eight strong innings and Ryan Howard belted a solo home run in the second as the Philadelphia Phillies recorded a 2-0 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Saturday.
 
Lee (3-4), signed to a five-year deal worth $120 million in the offseason, posted his first victory in seven outings by allowing five hits and striking out 10. It was only a few months ago when the 33-year-old Arkansas native guided the Rangers to the World Series.
 
Howard, who entered the game mired in an 0-for-23 slump, deposited an offering from Colby Lewis (4-5) into the right-field seats for his team-leading 10th homer of the campaign.

Howard, Placido Polanco and Jimmy Rollins had a pair of hits, and John Mayberry Jr. added an RBI single in the sixth for Philadelphia, which has won two in a row after dropping five of its previous six.
 
After Lee departed, Ryan Madson worked around a leadoff single to record the final three outs for his ninth save in as many opportunities this season.
 
Despite pitching well, Lewis was saddled with the loss. The 31-year-old righthander permitted two runs and seven hits while striking out six in 6 2/3 innings. Lewis has allowed only eight runs in his last five starts.
 
Michael Young had three hits for Texas, which has dropped three in a row and four of its last five.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Philadelphia
Colby Lewis Player Cliff Lee
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 8.0
6 Strikeouts 10
7 Hits 5
2.70 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Philadelphia
Michael Young Player Jimmy Rollins
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 0 6 .194 14 10 0 2 1 0
Philadelphia 8 1 11 .286 11 7 2 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Texas. The Phillies have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .722 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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