Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Cliff Lee turned in another solid performance by lasting 8 2/3 innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies took an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.
Coming in, Philadelphia's starting rotation was pitching to a 7.68 earned run average, but Lee (2-0) showed consistency for the second straight start, allowing just three runs -- two earned -- on eight hits. He didn't walk a batter and had six strikeouts.
The Phillies got a productive day out of newcomer Michael Young, who fell a double shy of the cycle. Ryan Howard also hit his first homer of the season as did John Mayberry, who finished 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Dillon Gee (0-2) had the shortest outing of his career, lasting just three innings. He was torched for seven runs on 10 hits for the Mets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
John Buck went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and Jordany Valdespin added a triple and a run scored in the setback.