Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Cole Hamels tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings, while Jose Contreras, J.C. Romero and Brad Lidge finished off the shutout and Philadelphia’s four-game sweep of Cincinnati with another 1-0 decision.
Hamels (7-7) allowed just six hits and three walks while striking out three. The left-hander was pulled following Joey Votto’s two-out double in the eighth, and Contreras retired Jonny Gomes after walking Scott Rolen.
Romero started the ninth and struck out Jay Bruce, and Lidge retired the next two on five total pitches to complete the win.
Jimmy Rollins, who had the game-winning hit in the 11th inning of Saturday’s 1-0 triumph, went 2-for-4 and knocked in the only run again, as the Phillies (47-40) recorded their first four-game sweep against the Reds since May 13-15, 1975 at Veterans Stadium.
Matt Maloney (0-2) came up on the losing end despite a quality start. The former Phillies farmhand yielded one run on four hits and a walk in a six- inning start for the Reds (49-41), who lost the first three games in the set in extra innings but still lead the National League Central going into the All-Star break.
Cincinnati did not score in the final 21 innings in the series.