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Rockies Win, Even Series With Phillies

Colorado takes advantage of shaky outing from Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels

(Newser) - Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 today to even their National League playoff series at a game apiece. Huston Street pitched out of trouble in the ninth to secure the... More »

Lee Pitches Phillies Past Rockies in Game 1

Left-hander strikes out five as Philadelphia cruises to 5-1 victory

(Newser) - Left-hander Cliff Lee pitched a six-hitter today as the Philadelphia Phillies opened the defense of their World Series title with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of their National League playoff series. Lee, a mid-season acquisition given the start over World Series MVP Cole Hamels, got... More »

You're Missing Out on a Great Series

The teams in this match-up make it worth watching

(Newser) - Nobody's watching the World Series, and this year, writes Gene Wojciechowski for ESPN, everybody's missing out. Both the Rays and the Phillies came from behind to get here. They’re both managed by colorful characters: One wears a Mohawk, and the other would “rather swallow a wad of chaw.... More »

MLB's Young Stars Will Stamp Series

Both league champions are full of next decade's superstars

(Newser) - The recent woes of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays belie what could be a truly classic World Series, the New York Times reports. With 13 of 16 starting position players under 30 and each team's ace only 24 years old, the future of baseball could be on... More »

Sox, Dodgers, Phillies Win Openers

Phillies, too

(Newser) - Jason Bay and Manny Ramirez both proved why they’d been acquired last night. Bay hit a two-run shot to give the Red Sox a lead they never relinquished, sending Anaheim to a 4-1 defeat, while the man he was traded for hit a solo shot in the Dodgers' 7-2... More »

Phillies Cruise in Game 1

Hamels pitches 8 shutout innings in victory over Milwaukee

(Newser) - Cole Hamels struck out nine in eight shutout innings and got all the run support he needed on a two-run, third-inning double from Chase Utley as the Philadelphia Phillies won Game 1 of their first-round National League playoff series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1. The victory was Philadelphia’s... More »

Hamels Goes Distance in Phillies' Shutout

Phillies' three home runs help beat the Braves, 5-0

(Newser) - Cole Hamels pitched his first career shutout, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 last night. Pedro Feliz and Shane Victorino also homered and drove in two runs each for Philly, who lead the majors with 59 homers. Hamels (5-3) gave up just four hits,... More »

Phillies Edge Giants, 6-5

(Newser) - Pat Burrell had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the San Francisco Giants 6-5 today for manager Charlie Manuel's 500th career victory. Shane Victorino had two hits and Carlos Ruiz homered for the Phillies. Philadelphia won in the bottom of the ninth when Geoff Jenkins... More »

Phillies Deny Maddux 350th Win

Four-time Cy Young winner comes up short

(Newser) - Cole Hamels pitched 7 1-3 impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 Tuesday night, denying Greg Maddux his 350th career victory. Hamels (3-3) allowed five hits, two runs and struck out six. Tom Gordon worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and the... More »

Fielder Leads Brewers Past Phillies

The Prince smacks two homers for Milwaukee

(Newser) - Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 last night. The homers snapped a relative power drought for Fielder, the defending National League home run champion who had 50 a year ago. Fielder went homerless in his first 14 games... More »

Santana Leads Mets Over Phillies 6-4

Wright finishes a home run short of the cycle for the winners

(Newser) - Johan Santana struck out 10 over seven innings, David Wright fell a homer short of the cycle and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Friday. Santana (2-2) allowed three runs and four hits, outpitching Cole Hamels in a matchup of two of the best left-handers in... More »

Hamels Shuts Down Cubs to Lead Phillies

Feliz, Howard homer as Philadelphia gets back to .500

(Newser) - Cole Hamels allowed one hit over seven innings, Pedro Feliz and Ryan Howard hit two-run homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 last night. Derrek Lee's double with one out in the fourth was the only hit off Hamels. Relievers Ryan Madson and Clay Condrey each allowed... More »

Phillies Prevail in 14, Close In on Mets

Philadelphia only 1.5 back in NL East after 7-4 win in St. Louis

(Newser) - The Phillies' five-hour battle with the Cardinals burned through 20 pitchers—none of whom lasted more than 3 innings—before Philadelphia rallied to win their sixth straight game and shave the Mets' lead to 1 1/2 games in the NL East race. The teams tied a National League record by... More »

Pirates Prevail on Met Miscues

Two errors in the 8th hand New York a 10-7 loss in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Sloppy defense cost the Mets a loss in Pittsburgh last night. With two outs and the game tied in the eighth, New York's Freddy Sanchez erred on a routine grounder, and catcher Mike DiFelice bumbled a throw at the plate to hand the Pirates the lead. Pittsburgh scored two more... More »

Phillies Ace Flirts With Perfect Game

Hamels, Myers collaborate on two-hitter

(Newser) - Phillies lefty Cole Hamels pitched a perfect six innings en route to a 6-2 victory over the NL Central-leading Brewers, giving up only a walk, a double, and J.J. Hardy's thirteenth home run. Ace-turned-closer Brett Myers closed out the ninth to bring the Phillies back to .500 after a... More »

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