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Chooch’s Three-Hit Day Leads Phillies Past Marlins

Phillies SP Cole Hamels went seven innings, allowing one run for his 17th win of the season. He ended the year with a 3.05 ERA. (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images)

Phillies 4, Marlins 1
WP – Cole Hamels (17-6, 3.05)
LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-13, 4.30)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (38)

MIAMI — The Phillies are on a mission to end their season on a high note.

With a 4-1 win over the Marlins, the Phillies put themselves at one game above .500. If they can win two in Washington, that will give them 83 wins and a winning season.

Cole Hamels capped off a tremendous season with a seven innings of one-run ball. The left-hander fanned eight, surrendering only one run on five hits and a walk.

Hamels finished the season with a career-high in wins with 17 as well as a career-high 216 strikeouts. To go along with that, Hamels finished with a 3.05 ERA and 215 1/3 innings pitched.

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Lindblom Loses In 9th; Phillies Eliminated

Marlins 2, Phillies 1
WP – Steve Cishek (5-2, 2.77)
LP – Josh Lindblom (3-4, 3.34)

MIAMI — The Phillies have officially been eliminated from the playoffs.

Carlos Lee hit a walk-off single in the 9th inning off Josh Lindblom to beat the Phillies, 2-1, officially ending their season.

Cliff Lee went seven innings, allowing a run on three hits while striking out five in the no-decision.

The Phillies tied the game up in the 8th on an RBI single by Jimmy Rollins.

2B: Mayberry (24).

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Phillies Hang On to Win 6th Straight; Get Back to .500

Phillies LF Juan Pierre runs the bases. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Phillies 9, Marlins 7
WP – Roy Halladay (10-7, 4.01)
LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-12, 4.71)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (33)

PHILADELPHIA — After a span of low-scoring, good pitching efforts, the Phillies offense bailed out a weak night on the hill to keep the team rolling.

On a night where Roy Halladay and the bullpen weren’t at their best, the offense exploded for nine runs as the Phillies beat the Marlins, 9-7, to expand their winning streak to six games. With the Cardinals game currently going on, the Phillies are now 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot.

The win also pulled them to .500 for the first time since June 4 and have won 14 of their last 18 games.

Philadelphia got off to a hot start in the 1st inning. They put up three runs, giving Halladay an early cushion for his six-plus-inning outing.

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Buehrle Wins Battle of Mr. Perfect’s

Marlins SP Mark Buehrle out-pitches Phillies SP Roy Halladay in the Marlins 9-2 rout (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Marlins 9, Phillies 2
WP – Mark Buhrle (10-11, 3.74)
LP – Roy Halladay (6-7, 3.80)

MIAMI — In the 12th battle between two perfect game pitchers, it was Mark Buehrle who prevailed over Roy Halladay.

Pitching in the same city that he threw his perfect game over two years ago, Halladay was bested by Buehrle, who had a little bit of help from Greg Dobbs. Dobbs drove in two runs, including the go ahead homer in the 6th that gave the Marlins a 8-2 victory to prevent the sweep.

After three innings of dealing, Halladay was the first to give in.

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No sweet homecoming for Oswalt

Phils RF Hunter Pence steals second base against his former team. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

For the first time since being traded to the Phillies back on July 29, 2010, Roy Oswalt stepped foot on the hill at Minute Maid Park.

But this time, he was walking to and from a different dugout.

Unlike many shut outs and gems tossed in this park, that wasn’t the story tonight for Oswalt. His former team jumped all over him as the Astros beat the Phils, 5-1.

Much like many nights, the Phils jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Pete Orr drove in Raul Ibanez. But that was all the offense the Phils could muster off Brett Myers and it gave the Astros offense a chance to get to Oswalt.

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Offense Stumbles Again

Who would have seriously thought this team would get swept in a four-game series to the Astros? Well, folks, that’s exactly what happened as the Astros beat the Phils 5-1 to complete the improbable sweep between a playoff contender and a playoff dreamer.

Wandy Rodriguez kept the Phillies’ bats silent in seven innings of work. He allowed a run on five hits and one walk while striking out six.

Kyle Kendrick wasn’t bad but he gave up a run in each of the first four innings. He finished with four runs on nine hits in six innings pitched while striking out one.

Michael Bourn was a terror on the base paths today. The speedy centerfielder was 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI. Carlos Lee did damage to the Phillies again as he went 2-for-4 with a double and home run.

Raul Ibanez had himself a three hit game. Chase Utley had an RBI double in the sixth to provide the Phillies with its only offensive showing.

Ryan Howard went 0-for-4 with two strike outs as he continues to struggle off the DL. Howard is now 3-for-24 with 14 strike outs since his return from a sprained left ankle.

The Phillies made the fans think they had a come back in them as Ibanez and Shane Victorino had back-to-back base hits in the ninth with two outs. But Carlos Ruiz flew out to center to end the game.

The Phillies were swept at home which is shocking considering they entered the series with the best home record in baseball (42-22). It was the first time they were swept in a four-game series since September 6-9 at Veterans Stadium in 1999.

The Phils will take their road struggles (28-31) to San Diego to face the first place Padres. Roy Oswalt will take the hill as he hoped to provide the Phillies with a well enough start to win.

2B: Ibanez (27), Utley (15).

WP: W. Rodriguez (10-12). LP: Kendrick (8-7)

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Myers Beats Former Team

Brett Myers “stuck it” to the Phils. He backed up his comments in the off season as he limited the Phillies offense to two runs as the Astros beat Philly 3-2 Monday night.

Myers allowed only two runs in seven innings of work. He gave up those two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out nine. In his last nine starts, Myers has allowed more than two earned runs only once.

It looked as though Joe Blanton was going to get the win with the way Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge have been pitching. But Madson allowed two runs in the eighth on a two-run single by Carlos Lee, coughing up the 2-1 lead to Houston.

Blanton got out of a jam in the first inning thanks to defense. With a run already in for Houston, Chase Utley made a great throw at the plate to hold it the score and Jayson Werth followed that up with a sliding catch in right. He wound up allowing a run on five hits and striking out nine in seven innings.

Carlos Ruiz hit a solo home run to tie the ball game in the third after Blanton had a rough first inning. They later added a run in that inning to give Blanton a 2-1 cushion. Then the bull pen faltered.

2B: Werth (42). HR: Ruiz (6).

WP: Myers (9-7). LP: Madson (4-2). S: Lyon (7).

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