Cole Hamels was determined to prevent the Giants from a sweep, and his 10-strikeout effort led the Phillies to a 2-1 win on Thursday afternoon.
Jonathan Papelbon was met with a chorus of boos when he took the mound in the ninth inning on Thursday -- and he wouldn't have it any other way.
3dCliff Lee was tagged for 12 hits and six runs in his return to the mound during the Phillies' 7-4 loss to the Giants on Monday night.
3dThe Phillies made several roster decisions on Monday, none of them tougher than designating Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment.
3dYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss at least three to four games because of a strained muscle in his back.
3dRyan Howard returns to the lineup and at first base Monday when the Phillies host the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.
3dThe Phillies activated Cliff Lee, Wil Nieves and Reid Brignac from the DL on Monday. To make room, the team designated Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment.
3dNumbers never lie.
3dCliff Lee makes his first start since May 18 as the Phillies open a four-game series with the Giants at Citizens Bank Park (7 p.m./CSN).
Before this season, Cliff Lee had never been on the disabled list with an arm problem.