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Phillies beat Mets 6-0 behind Hamels, Utley

By RACHEL COHEN
AP Sports Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) Cole Hamels needed only one run. Chase Utley's grand slam made sure he had plenty.

Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some support from the offense in the Phillies' 6-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday night.

Hamels (6-5) has won three straight starts for the first time in almost two years, with 27 strikeouts and one walk in those victories.

''I'm able to throw everything in any sort of count,'' he said. ''That just puts all the momentum back onto my side.''

For a while, it looked as though this one might end like his last two, 2-1 wins over the Braves and Giants. But with the Phillies up 2-0 and two outs in the seventh, Mets starter Dillon Gee (4-4) suddenly lost his control.

Gee hit Ben Revere with a man on, then uncorked a wild pitch that put runners at second and third. After Gee walked Jimmy Rollins to load the bases, Josh Edgin came on for the lefty-lefty matchup against Utley.

The All-Star second baseman drilled a 2-2 pitch into the upper deck in right field for his fifth career grand slam and first since 2010. He has 32 career home runs against the Mets, second to teammate Ryan Howard (40) among active players. Rollins is third after hitting his 29th on Tuesday.

Hamels retired the final 13 batters to lower his ERA to 2.55.

''He just really got in a groove,'' manager Ryne Sandberg said. ''With the run support and the lead, he just pounded the strike zone.''

He wasn't throwing his fastball quite as hard Tuesday, but it didn't matter with the way his changeup left batters flailing.

''I bet I had four hitters come back and say the changeup's dynamic tonight,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''He had it all working.''

A day after managing just one run off 13 hits, the Phillies scored six runs on seven hits thanks to three two-out homers. Rollins had a solo home run in the third, then Grady Sizemore added another in the fourth.

Sizemore's drive off the right-field foul pole was his first homer with the Phillies. The veteran outfielder was released by Boston on June 18 and signed a minor league contract with Philadelphia a week later.

Since being called up July 11, Sizemore is hitting .314 in 14 games.

''He's really shown professionalism as a hitter,'' Sandberg said. ''Tonight he showed some power. But he's been using the whole field and hitting for average and squaring balls up. I've been impressed.''

FRUSTRATED BY PHILLIES

Gee allowed five runs on five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out two and walking three. He has lost three straight starts.

''The most frustrating part is I thought I threw the ball a lot better than I had in the previous couple of outings,'' Gee said. ''When the end result still isn't there it's very frustrating.''

Gee's 7.11 career ERA against the Phillies is his highest against any opponent for at least two starts.

HOT HAMELS

Hamels has pitched at least seven innings in 14 of his last 16 starts, with a 1.90 ERA over that stretch. He's allowed just two earned runs in 23 innings in his last three outings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Right fielder Marlon Byrd got the day off after fouling a ball off his foot in a four-hit night Monday. Sizemore started in his place.

Mets: Left-hander Dana Eveland was optimistic he could pitch Wednesday after the reliever was struck in the pitching elbow by a line drive Monday.

ON DECK

Zack Wheeler (5-8) starts for the Mets against Kyle Kendrick (5-10) on Wednesday afternoon in the finale of the three-game series.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 4
Philadelphia

C. Hamels
IP 8.0
H 6
ER 0
BB 0
K 8
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Ben Revere, CF4120000.299.320.357
Jimmy Rollins, SS4211103.239.321.398
Chase Utley, 2B4114002.291.353.439
Ryan Howard, 1B3000110.222.305.377
Carlos Ruiz, C4010001.272.373.380
Grady Sizemore, RF4111021.237.301.352
Domonic Brown, LF4110010.231.280.340
Cody Asche, 3B3000113.244.298.386
Cole Hamels, P1000000.195.195.220
   a-Reid Brignac, PH1000010.250.325.389
   Ken Giles, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals3267636    
a-struck out for Hamels in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ben Revere (8, Carlyle)
HR - Jimmy Rollins (14, Gee), Chase Utley (9, Edgin), Grady Sizemore (3, Gee)
SH - Cole Hamels 2 (4)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (47), Chase Utley 4 (54), Grady Sizemore (17)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (19), Chase Utley 4 (15), Grady Sizemore (5)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Utley-Rollins-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cole Hamels (W,6-5) 8600080 2.55
Ken Giles 1100010 0.93
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 109-82, Ken Giles 17-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 8-7, Ken Giles 1-1
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 29, Ken Giles 4
New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Curtis Granderson, RF4020000.234.340.412
Daniel Murphy, 2B4000002.292.338.414
David Wright, 3B4010021.275.335.398
Eric Campbell, 1B4020011.328.370.422
Chris Young, LF3000022.205.287.359
   Josh Edgin, P0000000.000.000.000
   Buddy Carlyle, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Bobby Abreu, PH1000000.240.333.339
Travis d'Arnaud, C4000011.228.293.373
Juan Lagares, CF3010000.272.306.374
Wilmer Flores, SS3010001.222.247.289
Dillon Gee, P2000021.000.100.000
   Eric Young Jr., LF1000010.230.314.304
Totals3307009    
a-grounded out for Carlyle in the 9th
Batting
2B - David Wright (25, Hamels)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Wright-Murphy-Campbell
E - Daniel Murphy (13, Misplayed grounder)
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dillon Gee (L,4-4) 6.2555322 3.77
Josh Edgin 0.1111001 2.08
Buddy Carlyle 2100040 1.00
WP - Dillon Gee (1)
HBP - Revere (by Dillon Gee)
Pitches-Strikes - Dillon Gee 102-64, Josh Edgin 12-7, Buddy Carlyle 32-25
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dillon Gee 12-6, Josh Edgin 1-0, Buddy Carlyle 1-1
Batters Faced - Dillon Gee 29, Josh Edgin 2, Buddy Carlyle 7
Game Information
Attendance - 27069
Game Time - 2:36
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Chris Conroy