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Hamels impresses despite lack of run support

First things first: Cole Hamels is OK. He started to warm up in the top of the eighth inning in Wednesday’s 5-4 victory over the Reds in 11 innings at Citizens Bank Park, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg emerged from the dugout to remove him from the game. That had some wondering if Hamels had suffered an injury, which would be catastrophic to the team’s rebuilding plans, or had suddenly been traded to a contender.