MLB: Philadelphia 4, Washington 1

May 23, 2012 at 10:05 PM

PHILADELPHIA, May 23 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and threw eight scoreless innings Wednesday in lifting Philadelphia to a 4-1 victory over Washington.

Hamels (7-1), the first major league pitcher with seven victories this season, took the mound for the first time since a five-game suspension brought about by his admission he intentionally hit Washington rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch.

It was Hamels' seventh straight victory, following a loss in his season debut April 9.

Hamels allowed four hits, walked three and struck out eight. Jonathan Papelbon gave up a homer to Adam LaRoche in the ninth to spoil the shutout.

Shane Victorino had an RBI double in the third and hit a solo shot in the eighth to highlight the Philadelphia offense.

The Phillies ended a four-game skid and also halted Washington's three-game winning streak.

Edwin Jackson (1-2) allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings to take the loss.

No batters were hit during the game. Harper went 1-for-3 against Hamels with a walk.

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