National League Game Summary - Miami at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, June 5th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, Miami 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Cole Hamels hurled seven innings of one-
run ball to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins
to complete a three-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park.
After going 0-6 with a 4.95 earned run average over six starts in May, Hamels
(2-9) finally turned things around to earn his first win since April 28. He
scattered four hits and struck out a season-high 11 batters in his best outing
of the year.
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard tripled and drove in a pair
for the Phillies, who have won a season-high four straight games.
The Phillies reached .500 (30-30) for the first time since they were 6-6 on
"I think getting back to .500 is key just to start over," Hamels said.
"Winning series, if you're able to do that in the ultimate long run you're
going to have a winning record and you're going to be near the top of your
division. We accomplished a good goal."
Derek Dietrich accounted for the Marlins' lone run with a homer.
A.J. Ramos (0-2) absorbed the loss after getting knocked around during a five-
run seventh for Philadelphia.
"He was aggressive in the strike zone, I thought he had solid movement,"
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of starter Jacob Turner, who allowed four
hits and a run over six innings. "He pounded the strike zone and held a good
lineup in check. It was a good game for six innings."
Jimmy Rollins broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the seventh, triggering a
five-run rally all with two outs. With Cesar Hernandez and Ben Revere on first
and second, Rollins dropped a single into center field to score Hernandez,
then stole second to put two in scoring position.
Howard followed with a bases-clearing triple past a diving Marcell Ozuna in
right and Brown capped the five-run frame with a home run to right field. It
was his NL-leading 18th homer of the season and provided the hosts with a
Justin De Fratus and Michael Stutes followed Hamels with a scoreless inning
apiece to lock down the victory.
Erik Kratz got the Phils on the board in second. Mayberry singled then scored
as the Phils' catcher roped a double into the corner in left field.
Dietrich tied things up in the fourth after crushing a solo homer right field.
Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck left the game in the seventh inning after he
was hit on the hand with a pitch ... Revere and Rollins each stole a base ...
The Marlins have dropped three straight and 12 of their last 15 games overall.
06/05 20:50:31 ET