Cole Hamels looked like vintage Cole in D.C. Sunday night, throwing 8 great innings at the Nationals, and even reached base 3 times, and the Phillies offense exploded for 6 in the 9th to end the Nationals winning streak against the Phillies. Hamels gave up just 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 8 to improve to 4-1, 2.45 in the 9-3 win. Freddy Galvis had a 2-RBI hit in the big rally and Hunter Pence belted 2 home runs to pace the attack. During the game, Jason Werth broke his left wrist attempted to make a diving catch and will be out for the first place Nationals for at least 12 weeks.
It was the 14th major league win for former Claws this year.
In St. Louis, the Cardinal pounded Jay Happ for 6 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits and and 4 walks in just 5 innings en route to an 8-1 win over Houston. Happ falls to 2-2, 5.24 on the year.......In New York, the Mets beat Arizona, 3-1. Mike Zagurski threw a scoreless inning (1 hit, 1K) for the Diamondbacks...........In Pittsburgh, the Reds shut out the Pirates, 5-0. Alfredo Simon (2.53) tossed a 1-2-3 9th inning, striking out 2 of the 3 for Cincinnati...........In St. Pete, Michael Taylor had 2 hits and scored a run for the Athletics, as Oakland beat the Rays, 9-6.................In Denver, Michael Bourn extended his hitting streak to 10 games (17 for 47) when he singled and scored a run in the Braves' 7-2 win over Colorado.