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Orioles teeing off against Lee

It's apparent Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cliff Lee made a lasting impression in Philadelphia. While today's Camden Yards crowd is dominated with orange t-shirts supporting the home team, there's a sprinkling of Lee Phillies' jerseys/T-shirts in the mix.

The Orioles aren't impressed, though. Josh Bell hit his first career home run off Lee in the third inning and a second in the fourth, following back-to-back homers by Ty Wiggington and Luke Scott to give the O's a 7-2 lead. The four homers were a combined 1,660 feet with Wigginton's shot the longest at 442 feet.

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Of the 13 home runs Lee has surrendered this season, seven have come against the O's. On July 10 in Texas, Lee gave up three home runs to the Orioles and then has allowed one in his last seven starts prior to today's game. The Orioles have now hit back-to-back homers on five occasions this season. The last came on July 20 against Tampa Bay when Wigginton, Scott and Adam Jones hit three straight.

Glenn Graham

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