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Cole Hamels gave up one hit in five innings and Laynce Nix homered for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Hamels retired 14 straight batters after giving up a leadoff double to Tyler Greene in the first inning.
Brandon Laird was the only other batter to reach against Hamels, drawing a two-out walk in the fifth.
Greene scored Houston's run on a groundball. Hamels struck out one in his fourth spring start.
Freddy Galvis had three straight hits for the Phillies and Erik Kratz hit a two-run triple off Jarred Cosart. Astros starter Brad Peacock worked three shutout innings.
Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf left in the sixth after being hit on his left arm by a pitch from Cosart.
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A Hooters employee who served as a ballgirl at Saturday's Philadelphia Phillies game was pretty embarrassed after realizing that the ball she scooped up and gave to a fan was a fair ball that was still in play. On the bright side, the Hooters ballgirl made a young fan very happy when she tossed him the ball, so her heart was in the right place. Video via Telly.com. H/T BI...
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