Blue Jays Hand Phillies Cliff Lee a Unique Loss


Cliff Lee after allowing three eighth-inning home runs against Jays. (AP)

When the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies, it not only snapped Lee’s streak of 34 consecutive scoreless innings, but also marked the first time that Lee had lost a game in which he had a lead of four or more runs. According to Elias Sports Bureau, prior to Sunday’s loss at Rogers Centre, Lee was 69-0 in 77 career starts when spotted four or more. Lee, who had not allowed a home run in 49 innings, gave up three in the Jays four-run eighth inning. If a streak is going to end, it might as well end hard! Still, Lee managed nine strikeouts over 7 and 1/3 innings. Here’s a video, highlighting all nine Ks.

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