Lee issues walk, ending lengthy streak

Lee issues walk, ending lengthy streak

NEW YORK -- Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee's streak of consecutive walk-free innings ended at 38 1/3 on Tuesday night, when he issued a full-count free pass to Jorge Posada of the Yankees in the second inning.

Lee had faced 144 batters since walking Nick Punto of the Twins on June 2.

The streaks were the longest in Mariners history. Jamie Moyer previously held the longest streak in terms of innings at 28 1/3 in 2002. Lee's three consecutive starts without a walk also set a club record.