ATLANTA (AP) - Cole Hamels combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and Shane Victorino capped a big series with three hits, including his first homer, to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Sunday.
Hamels (1-1) gave up four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in seven innings to beat Derek Lowe (1-2), who was almost as strong.
The right-hander allowed seven hits and two runs in seven innings. Victorino has five straight multihit games, including four hits in the Phillies' 10-2 win over the Braves on Saturday. He had nine hits as the Phillies took two of three in the series.
Hamels rebounded after giving up seven hits and six runs in 2 2-3 innings of a 7-1 home loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday. It was the shortest season-opening start of his career.
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