7:05 PM ET, September 20, 2010
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cole Hamels wins his 5th straight start as Phillies extend NL East lead
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• The Phillies have won 12 of 13 overall and were victorious for just the second time in their last seven meetings with the Braves.
• Cole Hamels won his fifth straight start. He's allowed one run or fewer in six or more innings in five straight starts, becoming the fourth Phillies pitcher with a streak like that since 1920 and the first since 1982.
• Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz has driven in a run in nine of his last 10 games.
• Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy took the loss in his MLB debut.
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The Braves recalled 3B Brandon Hicks from Triple-A Gwinnett and placed him on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for Beachy. ... Beachy was 5-1 with a 1.73 ERA as a starter and reliever for Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi. ... Lidge has converted 14 of his last 15 save chances.
Regular Season Series
|Philadelphia leads 10-8 (as of Mon 9/20)|
|Tue 4/20||@ATL 4, PHI 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/21||PHI 2, @ATL 0||Recap|
|Thu 4/22||PHI 8, @ATL 3||Recap|
|Fri 5/7||@PHI 7, ATL 0||Recap|
|Sat 5/8||ATL 4, @PHI 1||Recap|
|Sun 5/9||@PHI 5, ATL 3||Recap|
|Mon 5/31||@ATL 9, PHI 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/1||@ATL 7, PHI 3||Recap|
|Wed 6/2||@ATL 2, PHI 1||Recap|
|Mon 7/5||@PHI 3, ATL 1||Recap|
|Tue 7/6||ATL 6, @PHI 3||Recap|
|Wed 7/7||ATL 7, @PHI 5||Recap|
|» Mon 9/20||@PHI 3, ATL 1||Box Score|
|Tue 9/21||@PHI 5, ATL 3||Recap|
|Wed 9/22||@PHI 1, ATL 0||Recap|
|Fri 10/1||PHI 11, @ATL 5||Recap|
|Sat 10/2||PHI 7, @ATL 0||Recap|
|Sun 10/3||@ATL 8, PHI 7||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Braves | Phillies|
|2nd||B McCann doubled to deep right, D Lee scored.||1||0|
|2nd||C Ruiz doubled to deep left, R Howard scored.||1||1|
|5th||P Polanco grounded out to shortstop, S Victorino scored.||1||2|
|5th||R Ibanez grounded out to shortstop, C Utley scored, R Howard to third, J Werth to second.||1||3|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||45,256 (103.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||73 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Jeff Nelson|
How Phillies starter Cole Hamels beat the Braves: - Controlled his fastball: Hamels threw 74 four-seam fastballs, second most in a start this season. Of those 74, a season-high 52 (70 pct) were in the strike zone. - Changed up: Hamels tied a season-high with five strikeouts on his changeup. All five were swinging and all came on pitches out of the strike zone. - Escaped trouble: Hamels induced a season-high three double plays on the ground, two of which were courtesy of Martin Prado.
Cole Hamels: the first Phillies pitcher with 5 straight starts of 6+ innings, allowing 1 run or fewer since Dick Ruthven in 1982 (5). He'd be only the 4th Phillies pitcher with such a streak since 1920 Steve Carlton had 6 straight in 1972. Jim Bunning had 5 straight in 1967. Carlton and Hamels are the only 2 in that group to win all of their starts in that stretch (Carlton 6, Hamels 5)
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