Hamels helped himself on the offensive side of things, scoring the Phillies first run of the game in the third inning. Hamels hit a triple to left and came home to score on a Jimmy Rollins single, giving the Phillies a 1-0 lead. The Phillies tacked on three more in the sixth as young Cody Asche smacked a three-run home run, his second of the season. The Phillies would add one more in the ninth, as Carlos Ruiz hit an RBI single to bring home Asche. Rollins, Utley and Asche each notched two hits on the night, as Asche continues his steady improvement at the plate since his call to the big leagues.
The Phillies will face the Braves again tonight in game two of this three game set. Ethan Martin will make the start for the Phillies, facing off against Kris Medlen of the Braves.
By: Kyle Babcock
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