Cliff Lee

Angels hit 3 home runs in third in 7-0 rout over Phillies

Angels hit 3 home runs in third in 7-0 rout over Phillies

Eight years ago, the Philadelphia Phillies acquired a young, potential-filled right-hander named JC Ramirez in a trade for Cliff Lee, an ace starter they had acquired four months before in failed pursuit of playoff glory.

Four years later, Ramirez reached the big leagues in a Phillies uniform, but only for 18 games, and he was no good in them. They let him sign elsewhere as a free agent that winter, and so began his whirlwind tour of teams: on to Cleveland, Arizona, Seattle, Cincinnati and, last year, the Angels.

In 2017, he is putting together the best season of his career. And never has he been better than against his old team Wednesday at Angel Stadium: He fired eight...

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