In Milwaukee, the Brewers ended Cole Hamels' scoreless streak at 23 straight innings when Aramis Ramirez homered in the 2nd inning, but Hamels went on to win his 14th game anyway in the Phillies' 4-3 victory. Hamels (14-6, 2.94) allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk, striking out 10. It was the 20th time in his career that Cole has fanned at least 10 in a game. Ryan Howard (.240 and rising) had 2 doubles and drove in a run for the Phils, but Domonic Brown was 0 for 4.
The win by Hamels was #53 for HomeSiders this season.
In Toronto, the Rangers edged the Blue Jays, 2-1. Anthony Gose (.205) had a single, a walk, stole his 10th base, and scored the lone run for Toronto.............In Cincinnati, the Reds and Cubs split a pair of games with Cincinnati winning the day game, 5-3, and the Cubs coming back in the night contest, 9-7. In the second game, Adrian Cardenas (up to .234) had a single and a double, scored a run and drove in another one for the Cubs.........In Houston, the Diamondbacks romped over the Astros, 12-4. Mike Zagurski threw a scoreless 9th inning for Arizona............In Atlanta, the Dodgers beat the Braves, 6-2. Michael Bourn (.292) walked and scored in the 1st inning, and then picked up a triple later.