Lee, Phillies shut out Braves for first win

8:59 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Cliff Lee tossed eight scoreless innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-0, to avoid a three-game sweep.

Lee (1-0) gave up just two hits while striking out eight for the Phillies. The left-hander, who plummeted from 17 wins in 2011 to six last year, didn't pick up his first win last season until July 4.

Chase Utley and Ben Revere had an RBI apiece in the second inning for Philadelphia, which stranded nine runners.

Braves starter Kris Medlen (0-1) allowed two runs on six hits over five innings to take the loss. The right-hander went 10-1 with a 1.57 ERA in 50 games (12 starts) last season.

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