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King Cole in cruise control in Atlanta

This time, the only boos for Cole Hamels came from the opposing team’s fans.   

This time, the only boos for Cole Hamels came from the opposing team’s fans.

The left-hander threw seven scoreless innings yesterday, leading the Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the Braves. Jose Contreras worked a perfect ninth to record the save.

Hamels (1-1, 5.59 ERA) gave up just four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. He had surrendered six runs in 2 2/3 innings in his season debut last week at Citizens Bank Park, leaving to a chorus of boos.

With Hamels in control in Atlanta, Shane Victorino paced the offense with three hits, including his first homer — a solo shot in the sixth — of the year. Victorino finished the weekend series with nine hits.

The Phillies improved their record to 7-2 and lead the NL East. The team is off today before heading to Washington for a three-game set.

 
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