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Lee tosses seven shutout frames at Triple-A

Right-hander ranked fourth among Dodgers' top prospects

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Right-hander Zach Lee, the Dodgers' No. 4 prospect, threw seven scoreless innings Thursday, helping lead Triple-A Albuquerque to a 5-0 victory at Omaha.

Lee, ranked No. 54 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, held the Storm Chasers to three hits -- all singles -- and two walks. He struck out three batters and induced 14 groundouts. He threw 102 pitches in the seven innings, matching the longest start of his career.

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Thursday was Lee's second scoreless outing of the season and first since he didn't allow a run in six innings April 16 against El Paso.

With the victory, Lee improved to 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 15 starts. He has struck out 60 and walked 25 in 83 innings.

Center fielder Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a walk Thursday. He is hitting .323/.435/.582 and leads the Pacific Coast League with a 1.017 OPS in 70 games this season.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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