Lee will attempt to win his third straight decision and lead the Phillies to their fourth straight series victory in Miami on Wednesday night.
Following a two-game absence due to a sore knee, Ryan Howard showed no ill-effects with three hits and three RBIs to help Philadelphia (22-24) end its skid against the Marlins (13-33) with a 7-3 victory Tuesday.
"Hopefully we can carry this over the rest of this road trip because we're going to need to score runs the rest of this road trip to win ballgames," Young said.
Philadelphia now turns to Lee (4-2, 2.83 ERA) as it looks to wrap up the first stop on an eight-game road swing in positive fashion.
Since going 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA during a three-start stretch, the three-time All-Star is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA over his last three outings - all Philadelphia victories.
Lee struck out seven and surrendered two runs over seven innings before leaving without a decision in a 5-3 victory over Cincinnati on Friday.
The left-hander has yielded three runs or less in seven of eight career starts against the Marlins, going 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA.
This time, he faces a Miami team that ranks last in the majors in several offensive categories, including runs (125), batting average (.224) and home runs (23).
The Marlins, though, will try to finish with 10 or more hits in three straight games for the first time since April 5-7. Former Phillie Placido Polanco has done some of the damage, going 4 for 8 in the first two games of this series.
Scheduled Miami starter Kevin Slowey (1-4, 3.44) has struggled since snapping his winless streak at 22 appearances in a 14-2 victory at Philadelphia on May 5.
The right-hander gave up six runs and seven hits - three homers - over three innings in a 9-2 loss to Arizona on Friday, leaving him with a 12.91 ERA in his last two starts after posting a 1.81 ERA in his first seven.
"It was the second time in a week that I haven't given my team a chance to win and that's disappointing," Slowey said.
Slowey has struck out 11 and yielded one run over 12 1-3 innings in two starts against the Phillies this season.
Howard is 9 for 17 with four doubles at Marlins Park this season, and Jimmy Rollins is 5 for 11 in his last three games against the Marlins.
Chase Utley , who is 1 for 7 lifetime against Slowey, could be sidelined for the second straight game after feeling discomfort in his right side during batting practice Tuesday.
"When he took a swing, he kind of felt a burn, a pain, in his rib cage," manager Charlie Manuel said.
The Phillies are also expected to be without catcher Carlos Ruiz for at least three weeks due to a strained hamstring.
|May 20, 2013||Ryan Howard||Day-to-Day||Sore left knee|
|May 20, 2013||Carlos Ruiz||15-Day DL||Strained right hamstring|
|May 19, 2013||Carlos Ruiz||Day-to-Day||Strained right hamstring|
|May 12, 2013||Mike Adams||Day-to-Day||Back spasms|
|May 11, 2013||Mike Adams||15-Day DL||Right back strain|
|May 06, 2013||Roy Halladay||15-Day DL||Right shoulder surgery|
|May 19, 2013||Matt Diaz||15-Day DL||Left knee bone contusion|
|May 08, 2013||Chris Valaika||15-Day DL||Fractured left wrist|
|May 06, 2013||Donovan Solano||15-Day DL||Strained left intercostal muscle|
|April 30, 2013||Giancarlo Stanton||15-Day DL||Strained right hamstring|
|April 29, 2013||Giancarlo Stanton||Day-to-Day||Left game - strained right hamstring|
|April 28, 2013||Joe Mahoney||15-Day DL||Hamstring strain|
MIAMI (AP) -- Once Cliff Lee escaped an early jam, the rest seemed to come easily.
Lee pitched a three-hitter for his 12th career shutout and Delmon Young homered for the second straight game, sending the Philadelphia Phillies past the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Lee (5-2) struck out five, walked two and hit a batter in his first shutout since Sept. 5, 2011.
"I know I got lucky early in the game with the bases loaded and nobody out, getting the double play there," Lee said. "I felt like I got better as the game went on, too."
The Marlins failed to score despite that threat in the second inning. Nick Green grounded into a third-to-home-to-first double play and Jeff Mathis popped up.
"I was willing to sacrifice a run right there for two outs," Lee said. "Luckily, he hit it to third base where we could get the guy at home and then throw to first, so that was huge."
Lee has allowed three or less runs in eight of his 10 starts. Miami's only hits were Marcell Ozuna 's infield single leading off the second, Miguel Olivo 's lined single opening the sixth and Derek Dietrich 's infield single in the ninth.
The Marlins were blanked for the ninth time this season.
"We had that one opportunity to score and didn't get it done and that was about it," Miami manager Mike Redmond said.
Lee also got two hits.
"It's the funnest part of the game for me," he said. "Anytime I can do anything to help the team win, I try to take it serious."
Young hit a solo home run off Kevin Slowey (1-5) in the fourth. It was Young's third homer, including a drive off Miami's Jose Fernandez on Tuesday night.
"I feel like I'm ready in time and I'm able to recognize the pitch early," Young said.
Slowey exited before the sixth inning with a strained left lat muscle. The Marlins said he was day to day.
Slowey allowed six hits and struck out six.
Philadelphia scored twice off Wade LeBlanc with two outs in the sixth to go ahead 3-0.
Young reached on a two-out infield hit and scored on Domonic Brown 's triple. Freddy Galvis singled home Brown.
In the fifth, Chris Coghlan walked but was thrown out at second as he tried to advance when Green flied out to deep right. Young threw to shortstop Jimmy Rollins , who applied the tag as Coghlan slid in headfirst.
NOTES: After the game, the Phillies announced RHP Phillippe Aumont was being sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Philadelphia will add a player on Friday to take Aumont's spot. ... Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday on his sore
ribcage. He was scratched from the lineup for Philadelphia's 7-3 win on Tuesday night after feeling discomfort during batting practice. ... Miami RF Giancarlo Stanton (strained hamstring) took swings on the field during batting practice for the first time since going on the disabled list April 30. He hopes to begin running next week. ... The Phillies (23-24) have not been at .500 since being 6-6 on April 14.