Hamels, Pence lead Phillies past Brewers, 7-2
Thursday, September 8, 2011
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cole Hamels pitched a four-hitter and Hunter Pence's triple keyed a six-run sixth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Thursday night.
Hamels (14-7) gave up solo home runs to Yuniesky Betancourt and Corey Hart, but kept Milwaukee from mounting any big innings in a game between two best teams in the National League.
The Phillies managed only one hit off Chris Narveson (10-7) the first 5 2-3 innings, but then broke through for six runs by getting seven consecutive batters on base to chase the Milwaukee starter in the sixth. Philadelphia had 11 of its 12 hits in the final 3 1-3 innings to win its fourth straight.
Pence also had a run-scoring double in the ninth and finished with three RBIs.