Brian McCann hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels and Ben Sheets continued his impressive comeback to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 on Friday night.
Hamels (11-5), making his first start since signing a six-year, $144 million contract on Wednesday, set a career high with six walks in his shortest start of the season. He allowed five runs, three earned, on four hits with seven strikeouts in five innings.
The loss ended Philadelphia's four-game winning streak and cost the Phillies a chance to move out of last place in the NL East.
Sheets (3-0) won his third straight start, allowing one run on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings.
The Braves began the night five games behind first-place Washington in the NL East.
Sheets, who missed all of last season while recovering from elbow surgery, signed a minor league contract on July 1 and had his contract purchased by the Braves on July 15.
Sheets did not allow a run while winning his fi...