Posted by Kevin Durso
After several spring starts, we finally saw what may be a tailor-made game. With Cole Hamels on the mound and as close as you can get to the Opening Day lineup, the Phillies pulled out a victory late.
Hamels started the day with three perfect innings before allowing a solo home run to Evan Longoria.
Hamels would allow two baserunners to lead off the sixth, but struck out the next two hitters before giving way to Chad Qualls entered to strike out Carlos Pena to end the inning.
Brian Schneider tied the game with a solo shot in the fifth.
Hamels finished the day with 5 2/3 innings of three-hit ball allowing one run with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Joe Savery followed with two scoreless innings, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth.
The Phillies loaded the bases with one out for Hector Luna. He continued to make his case for the Opening Day roster by hitting a walk-off single, giving the Phillies a 2-1 win.
The Phillies are back in action tomorrow against the Yankees.
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