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Lee Takes the Mound

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    A Philly fan tradition is in full swing as fans gear up for Cliff Lee to start against the Astros.

    Cliff Lee made his first start since returning to the Phillies and signing a $120 million deal as they try to make it two in a row over the Astros after a dramatic comeback win in the opener.

    Saturday made for a gorgeous day for baseball as fans started pouring in to Citizens Bank Park around 2:00 p.m.

    The Phillies beat the Astros in a 5-4 comeback thriller Friday.

    Cliff Lee Gives Fans Pitching Tips

    [PHI] Cliff Lee Gives Fans Pitching Tips
    The Phillies returned home Tuesday night for a warm-up game and spent their pregame with Phillies fans including Shane Victorino playing in the jungle gym, Cole Hamels taking calls and Cliff Lee giving pitching tips.

    The pitcher received both criticism and praise in December for his surprising decision to return to Philly despite possibly better offers from the Yankees and Rangers.

    In 2009, Lee led the Phillies to the World Series before a six-game loss to the New York Yankees.

    Cliff Lee: "I Never Wanted to Leave"

    [PHI] Cliff Lee: "I Never Wanted to Leave"
    Cliff Lee gets his new uniform -- #33 -- during the Phils official press conference. He says he never wanted to leave.

    Tonight’s game is underway.