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

MIAMI -- Cole Hamels hasn't had much success against the Miami Marlins this year, but that changed on Monday night.

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

"Obviously I haven't done too well against them recently, but it's just a matter of making pitches, hitting the target, and being precise with it," Hamels said.

Hamels, who was 0-3 with a 5.21 ERA in his three previous starts against Miami this season, was coming off a five-hitter against Atlanta on Aug. 7.

"Are you expecting complete-game shutouts the entire time? No, but watching Cole for all of these years and playing against him, he's capable of doing that every time," said Phillies third baseman Kevin Frandsen.

Hamels (13-6) is the only Philadelphia starter with a winning record this season.

"I play to win and I'm not going to go out there and give up when a season supposably is given up on already," Hamels said.

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 Frandsen added two hits apiece.

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

"I haven't had (shutouts) in a couple years; they're nice to be able to do," Hamels said.

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.

"I had too many off-speed pitches starting away off the edge of the plate," Eovaldi said. "I have to use it more of a contact pitch -- throw it more down the middle and let it show like a fastball, so I can induce some ground balls."

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.

"The biggest thing is getting those two runs early and having a guy like Cole on the mound," Frandsen said. "We have a lot guys on the pitching staff that you get two runs for, that might be enough."

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," maanger 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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