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National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at Philadelphia



(Saturday, May 17th)

Final Score: Philadelphia 12, Cincinnati 1

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The seventh time was the charm for Cole Hamels, who finally got his 100th major league win.

The Phillies broke out of a major offensive slump to help get him there.

Hamels struck out 10 batters for the second straight start, but this time the lead was too big to blow. Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and had a career- high five RBI and Philadelphia knocked the ball all over the field in a 12-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.

In his last outing, Hamels (1-2) threw a career-high 133 pitches and had 10 strikeouts in seven innings Sunday against the Mets in Flushing but the bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth and the Phillies lost in the 11th.

That was the first of four straight losses for the Phillies, who were shut out in their last two, including Friday's 3-0 defeat to the Reds in the three-game series opener.

They snapped a 23-inning scoreless streak -- their longest in four years -- with a six-run fourth inning on Saturday that was highlighted by Brown's blast into the second deck above right field.

Cesar Hernandez added a solo shot in the eighth inning, his first major league homer, and Cody Asche drove in three for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game home losing streak.

Hamels retired 19 of the last 21 batters he faced after giving up a run in the first inning, including the final 10.

He threw 62 of his 90 pitches for strikes and became the seventh pitcher with 100 wins in a Phillies uniform, and fourth left-hander. He had been 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA over his previous six starts, including four this season.

"By far the best that he's looked this year with velocity and command and throwing strikes and using all his pitches," said Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. "He was just outstanding."

Hamels improved to 9-0 in 12 career starts against the Reds including the postseason, allowing three runs or fewer in each outing. The Phillies have won all 12 games.

The Reds, still without former MVP Joey Votto because of a left quad strain, had just three hits in the game.

The Phillies snapped their longest stretch without a run since a 30-inning drought from May 25-28, 2010, when Asche's double to the right-field wall scored Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd in the fourth.

After Brown's blast, Carlos Ruiz hit a two-out RBI single to knock Homer Bailey out of the game and Chase Utley greeted reliever Logan Ondrusek with an RBI knock to extend his hitting streak to eight games and make it 6-1.

Bailey (3-3) gave up seven hits and two walks in his 3 2/3 innings.

Brown had a three-run double in a five-run seventh inning and Hernandez homered in the eighth.

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who was unavailable in last Sunday's game because of soreness, pitched the ninth inning of this one.

Like the game against the Mets, Hamels gave up a run in the first inning. With one out, Zack Cozart doubled, Brandon Phillips walked and Todd Frazier singled. The run scored on Ryan Ludwick's bouncer to second base.

Game Notes

The Phillies had 13 hits ... Hamels struck out at least 10 batters for the 25th time in his career. He upped his career record to 100-76 ... The other pitchers with 100 wins as a Phillie: Steve Carlton (241), Robin Roberts (234), Grover Cleveland Alexander (190), Chris Short (132), Curt Simmons (115) and Curt Schilling (101).

05/17 22:20:03 ET

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