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Howard’s hit in extras give Phillies DH sweep
September 16 CSN Philly
Cliff Lee was one strike away from completing a four-hit shutout, which would have been his major-league leading seventh of the season. The crowd was on its feet, roaring with anticipation. Then Lee left a backdoor cutter over the plate, and Jose Lopez smacked the 0-2 pitch into the stands in left field, and just like that the game was tied. “Obviously that’s frustrating,” Lee said. “No doubt about it. But what can you do about it? What’s done is done. I’ve got to recover and try to get the next guy out.”
September 15 Phillies.com
PHILADELPHIA — These days can seem long in South Philadelphia. The Phillies have already clinched a spot in the postseason for the fifth straight season. Their magic number for a fifth consecutive National League East title is just three following Thursday afternoon’s 3-1 victory over the Marlins in the first game of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.