Aug 26, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee (33) hits an RBI double during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Cliff Lee Leads Phillies To 4-1 Win Over Nationals On Sunday

Cliff Lee had an RBI, scored a run and struck out five batters in seven innings in a 4-1 win over the Nationals on Sunday.

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Nationals Vs. Phillies: Domonic Brown Out Of Lineup Again

The lineups for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals series finale at Citizen Bank Park are posted, and for the second straight day, outfielder Domonic Brown isn't in the lineup. According to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, soreness in Brown's knees is what causing the missed start.

In Brown's place will be Laynce Nix after Michael Martinez played on Saturday. The rest of the Phillies lineup looks like this:

  1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
  2. Juan Pierre, LF
  3. Chase Utley, 2B
  4. Ryan Howard, 1B
  5. John Mayberry Jr., CF
  6. Laynce Nix, RF
  7. Kevin Frandsen, 3B
  8. Erik Kratz, C
  9. Cliff Lee, P

Meanwhile, the Nationals did some shifting in their lineup, as shortstop Danny Espinosa is hitting leadoff after hitting seventh Saturday. Second baseman Steve Lombardozzi will hit eighth after hitting leadoff on Saturday.

Also, Tyler Moore is starting in left field while Roger Bernadina is sitting out.

  1. Danny Espinosa, SS
  2. Bryce Harper, CF
  3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
  4. Jayson Werth, RF
  5. Adam LaRoche, 1B
  6. Tyler Moore, LF
  7. Jesus Flores, C
  8. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
  9. Zimmermann P
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Phillies Vs Nationals: Cliff Lee Takes The Hill As Phillies Look For Sweep

The Philadelphia Phillies will try for a series sweep over the visiting Washington Nationals on Sunday when veteran Cliff Lee (2-7) opposes Jordan Zimmermann (9-7) at Citizens Bank Park. Starting at 1:35 p.m. ET on PHL 17, the Phillies will also try to extend their winning streak to four and help Lee earn his third victory of the season.

Despite owning the major league's best strike-to-walk ratio and compiling an ERA of 3.78, the Phillies have won just seven of Lee's 22 starts. If Lee were to earn the win Sunday, it would be his first victory at home.

Meanwhile, Zimmermann enters with a 2.54 ERA, the second-lowest mark in the National League.



Read more on the Phillies at The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly. Head over to Federal Baseball and SB Nation DC for more on the Nationals. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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