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Borbon wears glove bearing lefty Lee's name

Borbon wears glove bearing lefty Lee's name

CHICAGO -- Check out Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon's glove. It has pitcher Cliff Lee's name stitched on it.

The glove was a gift from Lee after Borbon made a run-saving catch in a game on Sept. 20, 2010, while with the Rangers. Borbon sprinted to straightaway center field and jumped to take a grand slam away from the Angels' Juan Rivera in the third inning and keep the score 1-0. Borbon's teammates greeted him at the dugout with high-fives.

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Lee wanted to reward the young outfielder, who told the pitcher how much he liked the shape of his glove. Borbon also saved the ball from that catch.

"It's the first grand slam I've robbed," Borbon said.

Lee was more than just a teammate on the Rangers.

"He gave me a lot of advice about how to go about the game," Borbon said.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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