Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cole Hamels struck out nine while allowing
two hits over eight innings and Chase Utley smacked a two-run
double as the Phillies beat Milwaukee 3-1 in the opener of their
National League division series.
The NL East champion Phils did all their scoring in the third
inning against losing pitcher Yovanni Gallardo. After Utley's double, Shane Victorino walked with the
bases loaded, forcing in Utley.
Brad Lidge pitched a shaky ninth inning for the save. He allowed a run on two hits plus a walk and a wild pitch and had the tying runs in scoring position before striking out Corey Hart to end it.
It's the Phillies' first postseason win since Game 5 of the 1993
World Series. The Phils host the wild card Brewers in game 2 of this
best-of-five series tomorrow night.
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