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Lee pitches from a position of strength

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Here's another nugget from ESPN Stats & Information:

Cliff Lee has found success over the last 2 seasons by having great command of his fastball and knowing where to place the off-speed stuff. Even when Lee finds himself working out of the stretch with men on base, the outcome tends to favor the pitcher.

Since 2008:

1st pitch strike pct: Lee -- 66; MLB avg. -- 58

Fastball strike pct: Lee -- 71; MLB avg. -- 64

Opp OBP: Lee -- .282, MLB avg. -- .338

Pct of runners who score: Lee -- 19, MLB avg. -- 36