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Hamels, Polanco lift Phillies over Diamondbacks

Apr 25, 2012 - 10:47 PM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Cole Hamels tossed eight strong innings, striking out nine while allowing two runs on four hits, as Philadelphia took the rubber match of a three-game set with Arizona in 7-2 fashion on Wednesday.

Placido Polanco reached base in all five plate appearances, finishing 3-for-3 with a run batted in and two runs scored and Hunter Pence and Hamels (3-1) drove in two runs apiece for the Phillies, who finished their 10-game western road trip with a 5-5 record.

Trevor Cahill (1-2) suffered the loss by allowing four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 5 1/5 innings. Paul Goldschmidt and Jason Kubel knocked in runs in the losing effort, Arizona's seventh in nine games.

Polanco singled and moved to second on a passed ball in the first before scoring on Hunter Pence's soft grounder to left field. Pence then tried to score on Lance Nix's hit off Cody Ransom's glove, but was thrown out at home.

Juan Pierre opened the sixth inning with a single, moved to second on a walk to Polanco and third on a groundout. He came home on a wild pitch with Pence at the plate.

Pence's hit brought home Polanco, ending Cahill's afternoon. Craig Breslow spelled him and eventually gave up run-scoring singles to Carlos Ruiz and Hamels around another base hit and a walk before Pierre grounded out to end the five-run inning that pushed Philadelphia's advantage to 6-0.

Hamels had retired 18 straight batters since the first inning until Aaron Hill's single with one out in the seventh.

Singles to Justin Upton and Jason Kubel followed to bring home the Diamondbacks' first run, and Pete Orr's error allowed Upton to cross the plate two batters later, but Hamels escaped further damage with a bases-loaded double play ball.

The lefty struck out the side in the eighth to complete his line.

Arizona pitcher Joe Martinez made his major-league debut in the ninth inning, giving up an RBI double to Polanco before recording three consecutive outs.

Michael Schwimer, recalled from Lehigh earlier Wednesday in place of the injured Michael Stutes, tossed a perfect bottom of the ninth for Philadelphia.

Game Notes

In the first inning, Willie Bloomquist was picked off and caught stealing third, Hamels to Polanco to Hamels to Orr to Freddie Galvis to Nix...Carlos Ruiz tried to score from first base on a wild pitch in the second inning, but was throw out a few feet from home...Arizona had just four hits.








  • PHILADELPHIA: 7
    ARIZONA: 2
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    Apr 25 6:21 PM


  • Placido Polanco doubled to right scoring Juan Pierre with none out. Runner on second and Shane Victorino due up.

    Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 2  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 25 6:10 PM
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  • Paul Goldschmidt fielder's choice scored Justin Upton with one out. On the play, Cody Ransom advanced to second on Pete Orr fielding error. Jason Kubel advanced to third. Bases loaded and A.J. Pollock due up.

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  • Jason Kubel singled to center scoring Aaron Hill with one out. On the play, Justin Upton advances to second. Runners on first and second with Cody Ransom due up.

    Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 7, 1 OutApr 25 5:41 PM


  • Cole Hamels singled to center scoring Ty Wigginton and Carlos Ruiz with two out. On the play, Freddy Galvis advances to third. Runners on first and third with Juan Pierre due up.

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  • Carlos Ruiz singled to center scoring Hunter Pence with two out. On the play, Ty Wigginton advances to third. Runners on first and third with Freddy Galvis due up.

    Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 0  Top 6, 2 OutsApr 25 5:12 PM


  • Hunter Pence singled to left scoring Placido Polanco with one out. Runner on first and Laynce Nix due up.

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  • Trevor Cahill wild pitch scored Juan Pierre with one out. Placido Polanco advanced to third. Runner on third and Hunter Pence at the plate.

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  • Hunter Pence singled to left scoring Placido Polanco with two out. Runner on first and Laynce Nix due up.

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  • PHILADELPHIA: 0
    ARIZONA: 0
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