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Cole Hamels Dominates Giants As Phillies Win 2-1

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(Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

(Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and Chase Utley had an RBI single to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.

Hamels (5-5) got the better of Tim Hudson in a matchup between starters who have combined for seven All-Star appearances. The Philadelphia left-hander gave up six hits while striking out 10 and walking one.

Hudson (8-7) gave up two runs in six innings although both were unearned. The right-hander struck out six and walked two.

The Giants, who were looking for their first four-game sweep in Philadelphia since 1998, lost for just the second time in eight games. San Francisco’s lead over the idle Dodgers in the NL West dropped to 1 1/2 games entering this weekend’s three-game series between the rivals at AT&T Park.

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