Yankees Salvage Series Finale
Without Big Bats, Mets Blast HamelsEven without their best hitters, the New York Mets are nothing but trouble for Cole Hamels. Scott Hairston, subbing for ailing All-Star Carlos Beltran, hit a long homer and drove in a career-best five runs as New York hammered the Phillies' ace yet again in an 11-2 victory Saturday.
Hamels Finds His Groove, Phils Beat Mets, 5-2Held down by Mets starter Mike Pelfrey most of the night, the Philadelphia Phillies never doubted they were due for a rally. Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels finally beat a familiar nemesis, pitching Philadelphia past the slumping New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.

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