Lee pitches Phils to win over Mets
Philadelphia's Cliff Lee outpitched Zack Wheeler after the Mets learned All-Star starter Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, Cody Asche had a two-run triple, and the Phillies beat New York 2-1 Monday night.
Lee (11-3) gave a bullpen taxed by an 18-inning loss Saturday a much-needed rest. He allowed a run and five hits in eight innings to win for the first time in seven starts since July 5. He also made several nice plays in the field.
Asche hit his first major league triple - with two outs in the fourth - as the Phillies improved to 7-4 under new manager Ryne Sandberg and won for the second time in 15 road games.
The Phillies avoided falling again behind the Mets, who lost their fifth straight and dropped into fourth place in the NL East.
Jonathan Papelbon was perfect in the ninth for his 22nd save in 28 opportunities.
Tonight, Kyle Kendrick takes the mound against Jon Niese...pre-game coverage on WDEL starts at 6:35.
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