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Orioles avoid being no-hit as Chris Lee makes first spring start in tie with Phillies

Orioles avoid being no-hit as Chris Lee makes first spring start in tie with Phillies

Left-hander Chris Lee’s first career Grapefruit League start wasn’t as efficient as his previous outing, but it still produced similar results.

In some way, the fact that Lee managed to throw three scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night despite struggling with his control throughout was impressive enough in the Orioles’ 2-2 nine-inning tie at Ed Smith Stadium.

Lee was scheduled to throw four innings Thursday, but his high pitch total – his night included six full-count at-bats -- allowed him only three frames. He allowed five base runners – two singles, two walks and one J.J. Hardy fielding error – but escaped without allowing a run.

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