Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/8/12
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Cole Hamels was completely dominant last night as he shut out the Braves for his first complete game shut out since Game 3 of the 2010 NLDS. Hamels earned his 12th win of the year as he allowed just five hits while striking out six. Hamels evened up the series with the Braves at one-a-peice as well as snapping the Phillies' seven-game losing streak against their NL East rivals. Tonight Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.45 ERA) will aim to take the series win as he makes the start against Tim Hudson (11-4, 3.45 ERA) and the Braves. Kendrick was placed back in the rotation after Joe Blanton was traded on Friday. He made his last start the same day against the D-backs. In a losing effort, Kendrick allowed two earned runs on five hits through four innings. Kendrick has only won two decisions in his last eight outings. In his last start prior to Friday's, back on July 6, he tossed seven scoreless innings against the Braves in a winning effort. The righty only allowed four hits in that game to impro...
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