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Phillies Waste Strong Hamels Start In 4-1 Loss To A's

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Trevor Cahill was just a little better than Cole Hamels, and the Oakland Athletics pulled away late for a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Adam Rosales homered while Scott Sizemore drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning, helping the A’s snap their three-game slide. Oakland scored a total of three runs during the losing streak.

The A’s scored two of their runs Saturday while Cahill (8-5) was in the game, but it was enough support for the right-hander. He allowed one run, three hits and three walks in 7 2/3 innings.

Philadelphia-area native Andrew Bailey recorded the final four outs, navigating his way out of a jam in the ninth, to pick up the save.

Hamels (9-4) pitched well, giving up just two runs in eight innings. He allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out five.

But the Phillies gave him a slim margin to work with. Carlos Ruiz’s single in the second inning plated their only run, as they lost for the fourth time in eight games.