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Phillies Edged By Tigers, 1-0

Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up before the start of a spring training game against the New York Yankees on March 13, 2014 at Bright House Field in Cleartwater, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up before the start of a spring training game against the New York Yankees on March 13, 2014 at Bright House Field in Cleartwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — In his last start of the spring, Justin Verlander outdueled Cliff Lee, shutting out the Phillies over 6 1-3 innings in the Tigers’ 1-0 win.

Verlander has been nearly perfect this spring, not allowing a single run in 20 innings pitched. Wednesday might’ve been his most dominant outing yet.

Only Wil Nieves and Chase Utley managed hits off Tigers pitchers, both singles, for the Phillies.

Lee’s only mistakes came in the first, as Miguel Cabrera delivered a RBI groundout after Ian Kinsler tripled. Lee pitched five innings, allowing just the one run while striking out seven. Verlander also struck out seven hitters.

The Tigers did manage 10 hits Wednesday, all against pitchers with major-league experience. Torii Hunter went 2 for 3 with a double. Jared Reaves also had a double for Detroit.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

 

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