ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies has been pulled after pitching six innings of no-hit ball against Atlanta, and reliever Jake Diekman threw a hitless seventh.
Hamels struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh, and Diekman took over.
Hamels singled and scored in the top of the sixth. After he pitched the bottom of the sixth, he got pats of congratulations in the dugout, a sign that he was done.
The Phillies lead 5-0.