Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Ruiz smacked a go-ahead two-run
single as part of a four-run sixth inning that vaulted the Philadelphia
Phillies to a 6-4 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday in the rubber
match of a three-game set at PNC Park.
Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Kevin Frandsen also knocked in a run
for the Phillies, who earned their first series victory in Pittsburgh since
April 25-27, 2008.
Cole Hamels (3-11) struck out eight and didn't walk a batter while limiting
the Pirates to two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven stellar
frames to notch the victory.
Jonathan Papelpon worked around a one-out single in the ninth to secure his
17th save of the season.
Gerrit Cole (4-1) became the first Pittsburgh pitcher to win his first four
starts since Nick Maddox in 1907 with a win in his last outing, but the hard-
throwing right-hander failed to make it five in a row after being tagged for
three runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings to absorb his first career loss.
Andrew McCutchen plated a pair of runs for Pittsburgh, which had won nine
straight games before dropping two-of-three to the Phillies.
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