LEE MAKES A STRONG RETURN

Cliff Lee made a strong return to the Phillies to boost to the team massively. The left-hander struck out 11 in seven impressive innings, five players had multiple hits and the Phillies beat the Houston Astros 9-4 on Saturday night.

"I can hear the noise, hear the volume," Lee said. "It felt good to know fans are excited to see me back. You try not to focus on it too much and get hitters out, but I gave myself a minute to notice it."

Lee won over Phillies fans during his first stint almost as soon as he arrived in a trade from Cleveland in 2009. Then he became almost a cult hero after a sensational postseason, going 4-0 and earning Philadelphia's only two wins against the Yankees in the World Series.