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Hamels First to 8 Wins

Ty Wigginton helped Cole Hamels keep the Philadelphia Phillies rolling a day after they faced another injury to a critical player.

With Roy Halladay’s status still uncertain, Wigginton drove in a career-high six runs with a homer and a pair of two-out hits and Hamels won his eighth straight decision as Philadelphia beat the New York Mets 8-4 Monday.

Halladay was pulled Sunday after two innings because of shoulder soreness. The Phillies say they will send the right-hander to see a doctor today. The two-time Cy Young winner is 1-3 in his last five starts.

Hamels struck out six and allowed seven hits in eight innings to help the Phillies win for the fifth time in six games following a season-long four-game losing streak.