Lee tosses 7 innings, Phillies rout Mets 10-0

Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard, left, greets Hunter Pence at the plate after Pence hit a two-run homer during the sixth inning of a baseball game with the New York Mets, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

August 22, 2011 7:10:30 PM PDT
Cliff Lee threw seven sharp innings, John Mayberry Jr. and Hunter Pence each hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 10-0 Monday night.

The Phillies rocked Dillon Gee (11-5) to earn their major league-best 82nd win. They have a comfortable lead over Atlanta in pursuit of their fifth straight NL East title.

Lee (14-7) allowed three hits, walked three and struck out seven. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner is 4-0 with a 0.58 ERA this month.

David Herndon pitched the last two innings to complete the five-hitter and record Philadelphia's 17th shutout.