The Tampa Bay Rays are impressed
with, though not intimidated by Cliff Lee's glittering postseason
The AL East champions beat the Texas Rangers ace three times
during the regular season and will send 19-game winner David Price
to the mound against him Wednesday in the opener of the AL
Acquired from Cleveland at the trade deadline, Lee went 4-0 with
a 1.56 ERA in five postseason starts for the Phillies. He was 2-0
with a 2.81 ERA in two starts against the New York Yankees in last
year's World Series.
The 32-year-old pitcher began this season with the Seattle
Mariners, who dealt him in early July to Texas.