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Thanks to a stellar outing by Cole Hamels, the Philadelphia Phillies swept the Washington Nationals.
Hamels pitched eight innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and one walk. He struck out ten. Hamels took a perfect game into the sixth inning.
Ross Detwiler was able to keep the Phillies scoreless through four. Jimmy Rollins doubled in the fifth to put the Phillies on the board. Later that inning, Carlos Ruiz walked with the bases loaded. In the sixth, Hamels helped his own cause, driving in a run.
Brad Lidge converted his 30th save of the year, despite allowing a run in the ninth inning. Elijah Dukes tripled on a ball that center fielder Jayson Werth was unable to handle. (Shane Victorino left the game with gastrointestinal problems). Dukes scored on a ground out, but Willie Harris flied out to end the game. The Phillies won, 4-2.