Posted May 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
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It was no surprise that Philadelphia earned its season-best sixth straight victory with Cole Hamels on the mound. Hamels pitched seven strong innings, and Hunter Pence and Freddy Galvis homered to lead the Phillies to a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Hamels (6-1) gave up three runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking one. It was the sixth straight win for Hamels, who improved to 4-0 in five career starts against Boston. ''I'm just doing everything I've done the past couple of years,'' Hamels said. ''I can't say there's any secret. We're able to battle and get runs and I'm able to hold it. It's the same sort of way I've gone out and pitched. I try to put up as many zeroes as I possibly can.'' Philadelphia improved to 7-1 in Hamels' eight starts this season. ''I'm focused on trying to get wins, no matter how they come,'' Hamels said. ''If I can plug away a...
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