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Medlen blanks Phils, outduels Lee
Phillies Braves Baseb Heal
Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons, left, catches the throw from Evan Gattis to tag out Philadelphia Phillies' Cesar Hernandez at second base in the sixth inning Friday. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Chris Johnson led off the eighth inning with a homer to spoil an otherwise dominant start by Cliff Lee, Kris Medlen allowed only two hits in eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Friday night. Medlen and closer Craig Kimbrel combined on the shutout. Johnson's homer to left field snapped a streak of 16 consecutive batters retired by Lee, who allowed only three hits with no walks and 13 strikeouts in eight innings.