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Benton's Cliff Lee tosses third straight complete game shutout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cliff Lee tossed a two-hitter for his third

consecutive shutout and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Josh Beckett

and the Boston Red Sox 5-0 Tuesday night.

In a series hailed as a potential World Series preview, Lee

(9-5) and the Phillies dominated the opener.

Domonic Brown and Shane Victorino each hit a two-run homer for

Philadelphia, which improved its major league-leading record to

50-30.

Lee didn't allow a hit until Marco Scutaro led off the sixth

with a line-drive single to left-center. The left-hander ran his

career-best scoreless streak to 32 innings with his ninth career

shutout and fourth this year.

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