Utley homers again, Phillies beat Cubs 2-0 - NBC Sports

Utley homers again, Phillies beat Cubs 2-0
April 5, 2014, 5:30 pm

CHICAGO (AP) Chase Utley went 3-for-3 and homered for the second day in a row, and Cliff Lee pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Dominic Brown drove in Utley for the Phillies' other run with a single in the fourth inning.

Lee (2-0) allowed 10 hits and had just one 1-2-3 inning. But it never felt as if he was in trouble. He worked on the edges of both sides of the plate and kept the Cubs hitters off balance. Four of his six strikeouts were called third strikes.

The Cubs wasted another strong start from Jeff Samardzija (0-1), who allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out eight.

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