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Friday, May 31, 2013

Game 52: Phillies don't blow it, Lee and Papelbon secure win (25-27)

Cliff Lee allowed 4 hits and no walks in the second game of the two-game series in Boston.  Dom Brown homered in the top of the 9th to give the Phillies and Jonathan Papelbon a two-run cushion.

I agree with Manuel's decision to use Papelbon to finish the game instead of letting Cliff Lee go for the complete game with 95 pitches.  The heart of the Boston lineup was due up in the 9th, and I trust a fresh Papelbon to get the job done and not let Cliff Lee get overworked.

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