Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 9/30/12
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MIAMI (AP) -- Cole Hamels struck out eight and allowed one run over seven innings to finish his season with a flourish, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Sunday. Hamels (17-6) allowed five hits and walked only one in his final start of the year for the Phillies (80-79), who need one win in the final three-game series at Washington starting Monday to finish at least .500 for the 10th straight season. Carlos Ruiz added three hits for Philadelphia, and Jonathan Papelbon worked his way around a pair of singles in the ninth to get his 38th save in 42 tries. Jose Reyes had a pair of hits and Carlos Lee drove in a run for Miami, which lost for the 21st time in its last 29 games. Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi (4-13) gave up three runs -- all in the first -- and struck out seven in six innings. By the time Hamels took the mound, the Phillies had staked him to a 3-0 lead. And with the way Hamels was throwing -- 6-0 as the Phillies won nine of his last 10 starts --...
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