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The Phillies began the final week of the 2014 season Tuesday night in Miami against the Marlins. Cole Hamels took the mound seeking his 10th win of the season. With a little help from his offense, he could easily have at least five more wins.

His offense failed him yet again, handing Hamels his eighth loss of 2014. Hamels did all he could, allowing two runs on seven hits in seven innings pitched.

Hamels’ 2014 record is now 9-8, his earned run average a very solid 2.47. Very poor run support has made this season especially frustrating for Hamels, who has pitched admirably.

Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez allowed just five hits and a walk in 7.2 innings pitched to earn 12th win of the season.

The Phillies managed eight hits total, one of them coming from Hamels. They left nine men on base, and four in scoring position. They brought the go ahead run to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning, but Darin Ruf would strike out against Miami closer Steve Cishek to end the game.

The Phils face off against the Marlins again tomorrow night when Kyle Kendrick takes the mound against Brand Hand for Miami.

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