Rangers Vs. Yankees, ALCS Game 3: Cliff Lee Stays Out, Throws Scoreless Eighth

The Yankees will probably get a chance to hit against the Ranger bullpen. That chance just didn't come in the eighth.

After Kerry Wood threw a scoreless top half, Cliff Lee returned to the mound despite an elevated pitch count and threw like a guy who didn't have an elevated pitch count. Jorge Posada led off with a strikeout. Curtis Granderson followed with a weak groundout. And then Brett Gardner wrapped it up with a strikeout. Lee - at a season-high 122 pitches - is probably done, but if that was his final inning, he went out with a bang.

Over eight shutout innings - so far? - Lee has 13 strikeouts and one walk.

Boone Logan is on for the Yankees in the ninth.

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