MILWAUKEE – Cole Hamels pitched a four-hitter and Hunter Pence’s triple keyed a six-run sixth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Thursday.

Hamels (14-7) gave up solo home runs to Yuniesky Betancourt and Corey Hart, but kept Milwaukee from mounting any big innings in a game between the two best teams in the National League.

The Phillies managed only one hit off Chris Narveson (10-7) the first 52/3 innings, but then broke through for six runs by getting seven consecutive batters on base to chase the Milwaukee starter in the sixth. Philadelphia had 11 of its 12 hits in the final 31/3 innings to win its fourth straight.

Pence also had a run-scoring double in the ninth and finished with three RBI.

DODGERS 7, NATIONALS 4: Tony Gwynn hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Dodgers won in Washington. Gwynn drove in Jerry Sands and Rod Barajas with a long double to center off Drew Storen (6-3).

Dee Gordon added a run-scoring single, setting a career high with his fourth hit.

BRAVES SWEEP METS: Julio Teheran gave flashes of his vast potential in earning his first big league win and the Atlanta Braves, using a lineup with Chipper Jones starting as the No. 2 hitter for the first time in 15 years, beat the New York Mets 5-1 to complete a sweep of a doubleheader made necessary by the threat of Hurricane Irene.

Jones had a sacrifice fly and RBI double in the nightcap and a solo homer and a double in the opener, a 6-5 victory for Atlanta.


ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 4: Robert Andino singled home the winning run in the 10th inning after tying it in the eighth, and the host Orioles rallied for a win.

Vladimir Guerrero homered, doubled twice and scored two runs for the Orioles, who celebrated their second straight extra-inning win over the Yankees by mobbing Andino at second base.

In the 10th, Nolan Reimold got an infield hit off Scott Proctor (0-1) with one out and advanced on a walk. Andino then hit a grounder inside third base that got Reimold home without a throw.

WHITE SOX 8, INDIANS 1: Brent Morel hit two homers and Paul Konerko had a grand slam, lifting the White Sox to a home win.

Morel hit a solo shot off Indians starter David Huff (2-4) in the third and a three-run homer off Frank Herrmann in the seventh — both on the first pitch. It was Morel’s first career multi-homer game and his four RBI were a career-high.