PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cole Hamels pitched six impressive innings
to earn his first win since the World Series, and the Philadelphia
Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 10-6 on Friday night.
Jayson Werth, Chris Coste and Chase Utley homered for the NL
East leaders, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Making his first start since spraining his left ankle on April
28, Hamels (1-2) allowed two runs. Hamels was MVP of the NL
championship series and World Series last year, but struggled the
first month. He lowered his ERA to 6.17.
Atlanta's Casey Kotchman hit a three-run homer off Brad Lidge in
the ninth, and Omar Infante also went deep.
Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes (0-2) lost his ninth straight,
allowing eight runs - four earned - and five hits in five innings.