Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy Rollins' two-run homer in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Phillies starter Cole Hamels (4-5) was outstanding through seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in the win.
Grady Sizemore went 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Marlon Byrd and Domonic Brown each collected two hits for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game losing streak to the Braves and halted their three-game losing skid overall.
Hamels had little trouble with the Atlanta lineup in the early going, carrying a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings, but Tommy La Stella split the gap in left center for a double to give the Braves their first hit. The southpaw didn't give in, however, striking out Christian Bethancourt on three pitches to end the frame.
Pinch-hitter Tyler Pastornicky singled to right to lead off the sixth, but Hamels picked him off first before punching out B.J. Upton and retiring Andrelton Simmons on a fly to right to keep the game scoreless.
Sizemore legged out a one-out double to right center and Rollins chased him home with his 12th homer of the season, a drive to right off Shae Simmons (1-1), to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.