Lee to sit out season finale against White Sox with stiff neck

Updated: September 27, 2008, 7:44 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Cleveland ace Cliff Lee was scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chicago White Sox because of a stiff neck.

It could prove to be a big break for the White Sox, who entered Saturday a half-game behind Minnesota for the AL Central lead.

Lee, who is 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA, said he started to feel some discomfort two days before his start against Boston on Sept. 23, when he gave up five runs and nine hits in seven innings. He ...

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