Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/13/12

MIAMI -- Cole Hamels pitched his second consecutive shutout Monday, carrying the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins.

Juan Pierre had three hits, including an RBI triple, and the Phillies beat the Marlins for the first time in six games. Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr. and Kevin Frandsen added two hits apiece.

Hamels, who was 0-3 with a 5.21 ERA in three starts against Miami this season, was coming off a five-hitter against Atlanta on Aug. 7. Hamels (13-6) is the only Philadelphia starter with a winning record this season.

The three-time All-Star lefty struck out five and walked one while throwing 85 of 113 pitches for strikes for his sixth career shutout.

The Phillies cruised to the win after scoring single runs in the second, third and fourth innings.

Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi (3-8) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) in five innings. He also gave up eight hits and issued three walks while striking out two.

With a 3-0 lead in the seventh, the Phillies loaded the bases with one out against Carlos Zambrano. Erik Kratz hit a sacrifice fly to score a run before Hamels walked to load the bases again. Jimmy Rollins grounded out to end the inning.

The Marlins threatened in the bottom half of the seventh when two batters reached base, but John Buck popped out to Kratz, the catcher.

Rollins and Pierre each singled in the second inning before Chase Ultey hit an RBI double down the right-field line for a 1-0 lead. Ryan Howard walked to load the bases and an error by third baseman Greg Dobbs allowed Pierre to score with two outs.

Pierre knocked in Rollins in the fourth with a triple to right to give the Phillies a 3-0 edge.

Eovaldi was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth when Hamels flied out to end the inning, which ended Eovaldi's outing.

The Marlins had two hits -- both by Donavan Solano and Jose Reyes -- in both the first and third innings, but were unable to score a run.

NOTES: The Marlins selected the contract of catcher Rob Brantly, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers on July 23. Brantly, 23, is expected to make his first major league start Tuesday. "He's got to play," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I don't know how much he'll be playing, but he'll get a lot of at-bats. That's the reason he's here." ... Marlins infielder Nick Green (sore left thumb) was held out of the starting lineup at third base in favor of Dobbs, who has a sore left oblique. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is the team's emergency third baseman. ... The Phillies placed outfielder Nate Schierholtz on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right big toe. Infielder Hector Luna was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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