Cliff walks us away from the ledge

Leave it to a guy named Cliff to gets us all off the ledge.

Thanks, Cliff Lee. We needed that.

Or at least Phillies Nation did. No one was especially thrilled at the prospect of the Phillies returning home for the opener at Citizens Bank Park sporting an ugly 0-3 record.

Enter Lee.

The left-hander was masterful in shutting down a Braves lineup that had feasted on a diet of Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay. Lee surrendered just two hits in eight strong innings. Jonathaon Papelbon got the save.

Welcome home, boys.

Click here for Dennis Deitch's full story on last night's game.

Click here for a look at the opener, and the oddity that of all teams the Kansas City Royals are in town.

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