Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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PHILADELPHIA -- An extra day off didn't affect Cole Hamels.  The two-time All-Star left-hander threw seven strong innings in his first start back from suspension, Jimmy Rollins ended a long homerless drought and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Sunday.   Hamels (5-1) allowed one run and five hits, striking out five. The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended five games by Major League Baseball after admitting he intentionally hit Washington rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch last week.  Hamels didn't miss a turn in the rotation, however. He just was pushed back a day. The Phillies have won his last six starts, the longest streak in Hamels' seven-year career.  "He's been bearing down and making good pitches when he has to and using all his pitches," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's been tremendous for us."  Hamels walked a couple batters early, uncharacteristic for him. He settled in nicely afterward, though.  &q...
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