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Hamels throws 6-hitter, Phillies beat Braves 5-1

Hamels, Asche lead Phillies to 5-1 win over Braves in game marred by fatal fall

Hamels throws 6-hitter, Phillies beat Braves 5-1

ATLANTA (AP) -- Cole Hamels took a shutout into the ninth inning and Cody Asche hit a three-run homer as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Monday in a game overshadowed by a fatal fall at Turner Field.

A police spokesman said a man died after falling more than 60 feet (18 meters) from an upper-level platform to a parking lot. He said the fall occurred before 9 p.m. local time and appeared to be an accident.

Hamels (5-13) struck out nine with one walk while allowing six hits and one run as the Phillies snapped a streak of 11 straight road losses.

At Houston, Yu Darvish was nearly perfect against the Astros once again, taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and striking out a career-high 15 batters to lead the Texas Rangers over Houston 2-1 for their eighth straight win.

Darvish (12-5) dominated the Astros until Carlos Corporan lined a home run into the right-field seats with one out in the eighth for Houston's only hit.

In early April, Darvish was one out away from a perfect game at Minute Maid Park before Marwin Gonzalez singled between his legs.

Playing without Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees used a pair of relievers to close out the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 and preserve the win for Hiroki Kuroda.

Kuroda (11-7) allowed just three hits for eight shutout innings.

Rivera was given the night off after blowing three straight save chances, including one Sunday. Fans chanted "We want Mo!" after Boone Logan relieved to begin the ninth and allowed a leadoff single to J.B. Shuck.

In other AL games, the Chicago White Sox downed the Detroit Tigers 6-2, the Minnesota Twins blanked the Cleveland Indians 3-0 and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1.

In interleague play, Wade Davis came off the family emergency leave list and pitched six solid innings, and Billy Butler homered as the Kansas City Royals beat the Florida Marlins 6-2, while the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Baltimore Orioles 7-6.

In the National League, Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run off Yasiel Puig's sacrifice fly to cap a three-run sixth inning that helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 for its sixth straight victory.

The Dodgers improved to 38-8 since June 22, the franchise's best 46-game stretch in the modern era that began in 1900. The 1899 Brooklyn Superbas had 38 wins in several 46-game stretches between April and June.

Cincinnati's Mat Latos allowed six hits in eight innings and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lead the Reds over All-Star Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs 2-0, and Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight solid innings and drove in a run as the Colorado Rockies trounced the San Diego Padres 14-2.

Updated : 2021-05-16 02:40 GMT+08:00