H E
Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
Date of game: 8/7/2012

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Atlanta

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Cole Hamels went the distance for the first time in almost a year and Ryan Howard contributed a two-run homer in a three-run first inning, as Philadelphia claimed a 3-0 victory over Atlanta in the middle contest of a three-game series.

Hamels (12-6) gave up five hits, fanned six and did not issue a walk to gain his first win in four starts.

It marked his first complete game since September 8, 2011 at Milwaukee and was the left-hander's first regular season shutout since September 1, 2009 against San Francisco.

"Anytime you go out and put up zeroes and obviously finish a game, that's ultimately the goal every single time you're warming up before the game and from the first pitch on," Hamels said. "I was pleased I was able to work all four pitches and get ahead of hitters, and get outs."

Domonic Brown added an RBI double for the Phillies, who snapped a seven-game losing string to Atlanta.

Mike Minor (6-8) was tagged for seven hits and three runs over his seven- inning outing for the Braves, who lost for the second time in six contests.

The Phils dented Minor in their first turn at the plate. Jimmy Rollins doubled down the left-field line to lead off, Brown followed with a double to center, and, after a Chase Utley fly out, Howard reached the seats deep in left-center to make it 3-0.

"The game didn't start off too well. I didn't have my stuff early on," Minor said. "I pretty much battled throughout the game."

Hamels retired 10 in a row from Chipper Jones' second-inning single until Brian McCann singled and was thrown out by Brown trying to advance on his hit to end the fifth.

He worked around leadoff singles by Michael Bourn in the seventh and Freddie Freeman in the eighth, and after a pinch-single from Tyler Pastornicky with one out in the ninth, fanned Bourn swinging and induced a game-ending groundout from Martin Prado.

Minor, meanwhile, dealt with at least one baserunner from the second to the sixth, then was pulled despite retiring the side in order in the seventh.

Game Notes

In his last complete game, Hamels gave up two runs and four hits in a 7-2 decision against the Brewers, and his last shutout was a two-hit, nine- strikeout performance in a 1-0 home victory...This was Hamels' fifth career shutout and 11th complete game...Minor had tossed a four-hitter in his last start against the Phillies on July 28 in Atlanta, winning 2-1 by working eight full innings...Howard went deep for the first time since July 23...The Phillies hadn't beaten the Braves since a 4-0 road win on May 3.

Dorm Report: The power to surprise

A year ago, very few expected the Auburn Tigers to even compete in the SEC Western Division, let alone win the league and play in the BCS National Championship Game.

NASCAR News
Larson wins first Sprint Cup pole at Pocono

Rookie Kyle Larson claimed his first career pole in the Sprint Cup Series after topping Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski in Friday's qualifying at Pocono Raceway.

Extra Points: Goodell claims consistency

The very idea of consistency shouldn't be in the eye of the beholder but Roger Goodell attempted to redefine the word in his first public comments since his widely criticized two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

Pacers' George suffers gruesome leg injury

Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury during a USA Basketball team scrimmage Friday night.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.