In Denver Sunday, Cole Hamels won his 11th game of the year with 8 great innings against the Rockies, and the Phillies took the first series after the break with a 5-1 win over Colorado. Hamels (11-4) allowed just 1 run on 6 hits and 1 walk, striking out 7. Antonio Bastardo threw a 1-2-3 9th inning. Carlos Ruiz (.353)had 2 more hits, a single and a double, scored a run and drove in his 50th, and Ryan Howard grounded into a double play as a pinch hitter. Ryan is just 2 for 16 since returning to the Phillies.
The win for Hamels was #40 for the HomeSide this year.
In Atlanta, Michael Bourn (.311) had an RBI double and scored a run during the Braves' 6-run 5th inning, as the Braves completed the sweep of New York with a 6-1 win.