Cliff Lee shuts down Cubs 7-1

PHILADELPHIA—Cliff Lee insists he isn’t going for strikeouts.Lee had seven strikeouts in eight strong innings, and Chase Utley homered and drove in four runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the Cubs on Saturday.Lee (6-5) passed teammate Roy Halladay for the league lead in strikeouts, upping his season total to 107. He allowed four hits and one run while walking two.Utley gave Philadelphia the early lead with a two-run double in the first and provided some insurance with a two-run homer in the eighth. Shane Victorino had three hits, scored three runs and drove in one for Philadelphia, which has won three of four.It was a big step for Utley, who returned from the DL on May 23 after being sidelined since the start of the season with right knee tendinitis. It was the second homer and second double in 17 games for Utley, who raised his average to .242 by going 2 for 5.Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez also had RBI for Philadelphia.Darwin Barney had two hits for the Cubs, who have dropped 10 of 12.Lee improved to 4-0 in five career starts against the Cubs. The left-hander has worked at least seven innings in nine of his 14 starts this season. It was the fourth time he has gone at least eight innings, including one complete game. He has won four of his last five starts.

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