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Phils Beat Mets 8-2

Cole Hamels pitched 7 innings and had 10 strike-outs

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    Phils Beat Mets 8-2
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15: Cole Hamels delivers a pitch against the New York Mets in a MLB baseball game on April 15, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To commemorate Jackie Robinson Day, all players and coaches will be wearing #42. The Phillies defeated the Mets 8-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

    Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and Ty Wigginton drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
     
    Hamels (1-1) struck out 10 to help the Phillies avoid a three-game sweep at home against the Mets for the first time since June 13-15, 2006. It was the 19th career double-digit strikeout game for Hamels.

      As they have all season, and especially in this series when they scored two runs total in a pair of losses entering Sunday, Philadelphia struggled to cross the plate until scoring twice in the seventh inning against Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez (1-1). The Phillies blew the game open with five unearned runs in the eighth off two Mets relievers.