Cole Hamels played stopper Thursday afternoon, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. Hamels (5-5) stymied the first-place Giants with eight innings of one-run ball, striking out 10 to help the Phillies avoid a four-game sweep. Closer Jonathan Papelbon threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch his 24th save. The last-place Phillies (44-58) have won just two of their last nine games — both 2-1 victories in which Hamels was the winning pitcher.
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