Phillies-Dodgers game notes: Lee vs. Lilly

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Monday, June 6, 2011
Posted: 10 a.m.

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Phillies vs. Dodgers, 7:05 p.m. on CSN

Starting pitchers

Phillies: Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.94 ERA) is coming off a poor start in his last outing, when the Nationals roughed up the former Cy Young Award winner for seven hits, two homers, six runs and three walks.

Lee has surrendered three of the eight home runs he has allowed this season over his past two starts. The good news: Lee is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in four starts following a loss.

His only career start against the Dodgers came as a member of the Cleveland Indians in 2008, the year he won the AL Cy Young Award. In that game, Lee held Los Angeles to one run and six hits over 7 13 innings, but left with a no-decision.

Dodgers: Ted Lilly (4-4, 4.22 ERA) held the Rockies to two runs and four hits last Tuesday, while striking out a season-high eight batters in an 8-2 win.

Lilly is 1-4 with a 5.91 ERA in six career starts against the Phils. Hes 0-2 with a 12.96 ERA in his last two starts in Philadelphia.
Previous games
The Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

The Dodgers beat the Reds on Sunday, 9-6, behind homers from Matt Kemp and pitcher Chad Billingsley.

Storylines
Jimmy Rollins did not play Sunday in Pittsburgh, sitting out with a bruised knee and is day-to-day. Rollins doesnt expect to be put on the disabled list.

Who's hot?
Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, Placido Polanco and Ryan Howard (the Phils top four in the batting order) combined for eight hits, four RBIs and four runs scored in Sundays win against the Pirates.
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