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Lee debut strong as Phillies cruise

Philadelphia pitcher' Cliff Lee had a dominating debut for the Phillies Friday night.
Philadelphia pitcher' Cliff Lee had a dominating debut for the Phillies Friday night.
Jeff Chiu, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Cliff Lee pitched a four-hitter in his National League debut, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and even adding two hits with the bat, and the Philadelphia Phillies felt an immediate impact two days after acquiring the left-hander from Cleveland, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night.

Jayson Werth homered to put Philadelphia ahead early and added a two-run single in the seventh, Raul Ibanez drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh for an insurance run and Lee did the rest.

He tossed his 11th career complete game, fourth this season and third in four starts. Lee's line: one run, six strikeouts, two walks, 109 pitches and 78 strikes. He was done in 2 hours, 39 minutes, getting a hug from catcher Paul Bako afterward.

DODGERS 5, BRAVES 0: At Atlanta, Jason Schmidt gave up one hit in his longest start in more than two years, Andre Ethier hit a homer and drove in four runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves.

Schmidt, Ramon Troncoso, George Sherrill and James McDonald combined on a three-hitter. McDonald retired the final six batters.

ROCKIES 5, REDS 3: At Cincinnati, Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez hit home runs on consecutive pitches leading off the eighth inning to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Iannetta hit a full-count pitch from reliever David Weathers (2-3) into the left field seats for his 12th homer of the season to snap a 3-3 tie.

MARLINS 5, CUBS 2: At Miami, John Baker drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the eighth inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs.

Pinch-hitter Wes Helms followed Baker with a two-run double. Chris Volstad and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter against the Cubs.

PIRATES 5, NATIONALS 4: At Pittsburgh, Steve Pearce hit his first homer of the season, Lastings Milledge had two RBI singles in his Pittsburgh debut and the new-look Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. Ross Ohlendorf (9-8) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, Matt Capps earned his 21st save and Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 3 for the Pirates.

CARDINALS 4, ASTROS 3: At St. Louis, Matt Holliday had four hits for the second time in his eight games with the St. Louis Cardinals and scored the go-ahead run on Rick Ankiel's eighth-inning single in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. Pinch-hitter Matt Kata's RBI single put Houston ahead in the top of the eighth, before the Cardinals rallied for two runs in the bottom half.

DIAMONDBACKS 3, METS 2: At New York, Justin Upton scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks capitalized on Sean Green's control problems in a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets. Mark Reynolds and Miguel Montero homered for Arizona, which has won four of its last six games. Doug Davis pitched six effective innings.

PADRES 11, BREWERS 7: At San Diego, Will Venable homered in the fourth to spark a rally as San Diego beat Milwaukee. Venable had three RBIs for the Padres.