WASHINGTON – Cliff Lee tossed seven shutout innings, and Jimmy Rollins hit an inside the park home run to help lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 8-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
The Phillies and general manager Ruben tomorrow had a busy day, trading outfielders Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants.
Lee had been the subject of trade talk and trade rumors himself, but managed to ignore all those distractions and turn in one of the best performances of his season.
Juan Pierre had three hits for the Phillies. John Mayberry Jr. played centerfield, and Domonic Brown, who is expected to play regularly in the outfield, had a hit as a pinch-hitter.
Lee through 103 pitches over seven innings, scattering five hits and striking out seven. He walked one.
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was tagged for six runs, on eight hits in four innings.
Other National League Scores
Pittsburgh 5 – Chicago 0 – A.J. Burnett is dominant in one-hitter, and Neil Walker homers for the Pirates
Houston – Milwaukee – Corey Hart and a Aramis Ramirez homer for the Brew crew.
St. Louis – Colorado – Carlos Beltran on hits his 24th home run of the season
Arizona – Los Angeles
New York – San Francisco
Miami – Atlanta
San Diego 6 – Cincinnati 7 – Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier homered to lead the Reds. Aroldis Chapman earns his 22nd save of the season