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7/27/2015 | Market heating up for Hamels, Papelbon

Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon could have their wishes granted before the end of the week. Momentum continues toward to built trades for both the Phillies' ace and closer before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.


7/27/2015 | CarGo, Hamels share NL's weekly honor

One outstanding position player and one outstanding pitcher -- Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Phillies starter Cole Hamels -- have been named National League Co-Player of the Week after their performances last week.


7/26/2015 | Phillies break out, collect 21 XBHs in series

The Phillies entered this weekend's three-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field ranked 26th in baseball with just 242 extra-base hits. But they had 21 in the series against Chicago, including a season-high eight Saturday and again Sunday in an 11-5 victory.


7/26/2015 | Nola follows Hamels with first career victory

Cole Hamels got a bottle of Dom Perignon as a gift for pitching Saturday's no-hitter against the Cubs. Aaron Nola got Sunday's game ball after an 11-5 victory at Wrigley Field.


7/26/2015 | Phils, Blue Jays set to open short Interleague set

If the Blue Jays decide to make a serious push for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon they will have the opportunity to see him up close and personal beginning Tuesday night in a two-game series at Rogers Centre.


7/26/2015 | Trade talks for Hamels heating up

The feeling around baseball is Cole Hamels finally will be dealt, but will anybody else? The Cubs, Blue Jays and Nationals have been pursuing closer Jonathan Papelbon, and Ben Revere, Jeff Francoeur and Chase Utley have been receiving interest.


7/26/2015 | Hamels celebrates, 'can't dwell' on achievement

Cole Hamels celebrated his no-hitter Saturday night with family and friends, but the once-in-a-lifetime moment still had not sunk in Sunday morning.


7/26/2015 | Phillies put on offensive show in Nola's first W

Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard each hit two-run homers and Domonic Brown had four RBIs to back Aaron Nola, who picked up his first big league win in his second career start as the Phillies romped, 11-5, over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago hit three homers in the loss.


7/25/2015 | Herrera saves Hamels with 2 memorable grabs

Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera turned and ran hard toward the ivy-covered wall in center field in the ninth inning Saturday at Wrigley Field. Cole Hamels needed just one more out for the first no-hitter of his career.


7/25/2015 | Ruiz ties MLB mark for catching no-hitters

The logic seemed simple enough to Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. For eight innings, he had worn his sunglasses, and for eight innings, Cole Hamels had not given up a hit. But as the sun hid behind the third-base stands and the shade fell over home plate, Ruiz took off his glasses before beginning the ninth.


7/25/2015 | Did you know: Hamels' no-hitter

From picking up the first no-hitter at Wrigley Field in nearly a half-century to having now tossed both a solo and combined no-hitter, Cole Hamels made plenty of history in what could be one of his final starts in a Phillies uniform.


7/25/2015 | Hamels' no-no intriguing piece of trade puzzle

His full name is Colbert Michael Hamels, and, honestly, the Colbert Report, of late, had not been especially flattering.


7/25/2015 | Still a Phillie, Hamels shows value in no-no

Cole Hamels had 41,683 fans on their feet Saturday evening at Wrigley Field, where he threw the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history in a 5-0 victory over the Cubs. He walked two batters and struck out 13 in a thoroughly dominant performance that comes just six days before Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.


7/25/2015 | Cubs, Blue Jays and Nats pursuing Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon swore he made no sales pitch to Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer when he chatted with them Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Either way, Chicago is interesting in him, along with Toronto and Washington.


7/25/2015 | Brown still getting a look during rough stretch

The Domonic Brown assessment continued Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field, but "his leash isn't as long as it used to be," according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.


7/25/2015 | Nola follows up debut against Hammel, Cubs

Phillies rookie Aaron Nola is set to make his second career start when he takes on the Cubs in a bid for the sweep in Sunday's series finale. This time, he's hoping for some run support to come out on top against Jason Hammel.


7/25/2015 | Stone Cole: Hamels no-hits Cubs

If this was Cole Hamels' last start with the Phillies, it was a beauty. A prime target for teams looking for starting pitching prior to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, the left-hander threw a no-hitter in the Phillies' 5-0 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.


7/24/2015 | Papelbon saves No. 17 in potential audition

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon almost looked like a salesman Friday at Wrigley Field, chatting up Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer hours before he earned his 17th save in 17 opportunities in a 5-3 victory over Chicago.


7/24/2015 | Red-hot stretch continues for Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning of a 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was his third big homer in eight days as the Phillies improved to 6-1 since the All-Star break.


7/24/2015 | Hamels' stock may depend on next start

Cole Hamels has had one heck of a career, but in the past week, the Phillies and Hamels have had to remind people about it. Hamels is scheduled to make his final start before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.


7/24/2015 | Hamels faces tough test against Arrieta, Cubs

Potentially in need of another starting pitcher, the Cubs get a chance to scout Phillies starter Cole Hamels when he takes the mound against Jake Arrieta on Saturday.


7/24/2015 | Francoeur's HR caps rally, tops Cubs in 10th

Cody Asche hit a game-tying double in the ninth inning and Jeff Francoeur smacked a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory Friday over the Cubs in front of 41,230 at Wrigley Field.


7/23/2015 | Phillies' thought process for Deadline unchanged

Pat Gillick is in charge, Andy MacPhail will be in charge and Ruben Amaro Jr. is putting together trade packages that could shape the Phillies for the next 10 years, despite his contract expiring at the end of the season.


7/22/2015 | Blanco's defense a key in Phillies' victory

Andres Blanco just wants to be like his friends. Blanco has played in a little more than half of the Phillies' games this season, filling in as a first baseman, a second baseman, a third baseman and a shortstop, but he's barely averaging more than half an at-bat per appearance. So when a day like Wednesday's 5-4 10-inning Phillies' win comes around where Blanco sees his name on the lineup card, his main objective is to make his mark on a game the same way his teammates do every day.


7/22/2015 | Herrera becomes a hero for Phillies vs. Rays

Odubel Herrera fought off a game's worth of pitches in a single at-bat. The rookie outfielder made his way into the batter's box for the first time in Wednesday's 5-4 Phillies win in the 10th inning, pinch-hitting for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Herrera forced Rays closer Brad Boxberger to throw him 11 pitches -- more than half of what Papelbon threw in two innings -- with Herrera fouling off seven pitches, five of which in a row, to extend the at-bat. On the 11th pitch, however, Herrera found one he liked and, with Domonic Brown on second base, lined the ball into left center for a game-winning, RBI single.




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