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James McDonald vs Cliff Lee Tilt Ends in Philadelphia 7-4 Win

James McDonald vs Cliff Lee Tilt Ends in Philadelphia 7-4 Win

Cliff Lee struck out 11 batters as Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh 7-4 in baseball wagering action Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia won as a -245 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Cliff Lee earned the victory for the Phillies, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 11, walking 2, and allowing 8 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Ryan Howard in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher James McDonald worked 5 innings, giving up 10 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Neil Walker in a losing cause.

Philadelphia enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 16-8 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Ryan Madson who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.