Cliff Lee entered the 7th inning having already thrown 87 pitches, and gave up a leadoff single to B.J. Upton. Here’s what he did to the last nine hitters he faced:
- 9 outs
- Four strikeouts
- Two pop-ups
- 31 pitches
- 23 strikes, 8 balls
Once Lee got his curveball working, the Rays’ only chance was to get him out of the game - and they weren’t even able to make him work for his outs. Lee went the distance, and now Texas is going to the ALCS for the first time ever.
They still haven’t won a home playoff home - but Clifton Phifer Lee is set up to start a potential Game Seven in Arlington.
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