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PHI@MIL: Lee strikes out nine Brewers over seven

It seemed everything was going the Phillies' way the last time Cliff Lee was on the mound.

The team was riding a five-game winning streak and had even built a four-run advantage against the Brewers with its best pitcher in action. But Lee would allow four runs -- three earned -- and the Phils would go on to fall in Milwaukee.

They are now in the midst of a five-game losing streak, but Lee will have a chance to stop it in the series finale in Minnesota on Thursday. Lee has gone at least seven innings in 11 of his 13 starts this season, and his 2.55 ERA is good for 10th in the National League.

Lee spent eight seasons in Cleveland, so he also has a long history against the Twins. The 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner is 8-4 with a 3.64 ERA against Minnesota in his career.

Right-hander Kevin Correia will try to help secure a series sweep for the Twins. Correia has cooled off a bit after posting a 2.23 ERA in April, but he owns a 5-4 record and has been one of the most consistent starters for the Twins in 2013.

"You come out of spring feeling like you can throw 100 pitches in a game, but now even throwing 100 pitches, I'm feeling real strong," Correia said. "That's what happens. You obviously don't want to peak the first game of the season."

Twins: Worley shelled in fourth Triple-A start
The Twins acquired Vance Worley from the Phillies in the offseason with aspirations of bolstering their rotation. However, things have not gone according to plan for the right-hander.

Worley was sent down to Triple-A Rochester a few weeks ago, and he was hit hard in his fourth start for the team on Wednesday. Worley -- whom the Phillies traded along with prospect Trevor May to the Twins in exchange for Ben Revere -- gave up seven runs on nine hits, and saw his Triple-A ERA rise to 4.74.

While with the Twins this season, Worley had a 7.21 ERA to go along with a 1-5 record in 10 starts.

The 25-year-old spent parts of three Major League seasons with the Phillies, the most notable coming in 2011, when he went 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA and finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting.

Phillies: Lannan makes rehab appearance
Phillies left-hander John Lannan made a rehab start for Double-A Reading on Wednesday night. Lannan is dealing with a strain quadriceps tendon in his left knee, an injury which forced him to the disabled list on April 18.

In the start for Reading, Lannan lasted seven innings, allowed two runs on seven hits and tossed 85 pitches (61 strikes). He said his knee has made good progress.

"With the injury, every day you look for something that got better from the day before," said Lannan, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Phillies in the offseason. "It felt much better than it did the last time out."

Lannan made only three starts for the Phillies before the injury, and said he is at the point where he feels prepared to give outing No. 4 a try.

"I'm ready," Lannan said. "I've been honest the whole process, and I think I'm ready."

Worth noting
• Carlos Zambrano will start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday night. Zambrano, who the Phillies signed to a Minor League contract on May 15, allowed just one run in six innings for Reading on Saturday.

• Revere had an RBI single Wednesday night. It was just his sixth RBI of the season, and second since May 3. Comments