National League Game Capsules
(Thursday, July 24)
Final Score: Philadelphia 2, San Francisco 1
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cole Hamels struck out 10 over eight dominant innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies salvage the finale of a four-game series with a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. Hamels (5-5), who yielded just a run on six hits, showcased his best stuff on Thursday. His fastball topped out nearly 2 m.p.h. faster than his average and all of his pitches were sharp, keeping the Giants off-balance for most of the afternoon. The 30-year-old lefty has gone at least seven innings in 13 of his last 15 starts. Jonathan Papelbon made amends for Wednesday's loss, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the game and his 24th save. Marlon Byrd and Chase Utley each finished with two hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who won for just the second time in seven games since the All-Star break. Tim Hudson (8-7) took the hard-luck loss despite surrendering just a pair of unearned runs with six strikeouts through six innings.
07/24 16:32:53 ET