Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and Ty Wigginton drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Hamels (1-1) struck out 10 to help the Phillies avoid a three-game sweep at home against the Mets for the first time since June 13-15, 2006. It was the 19th career double-digit strikeout game for Hamels.
As they have all season, and especially in this series when they scored two runs total in a pair of losses entering Sunday, Philadelphia struggled to cross the plate until scoring twice in the seventh inning against Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez (1-1). The Phillies blew the game open with five unearned runs in the eighth off two Mets relievers.
The Phillies tied it at 2 in the seventh on Wigginton's sacrifice fly to right that scored Jimmy Rollins. Rollins could've been the second out of the inning, but right fielder Lucas Duda misjudged Rollins' lazy flyball to short right field allowing Rollins a single.
Rollins moved to ...