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MLB: Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 1

Aug. 13, 2013 at 12:17 AM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels breezed to complete-game victory Monday, yielding just a ninth-inning run in the Philadelphia Phillies' 5-1 win over Atlanta.

Hamels (5-13) notched his first triumph since July 9, a span of six starts during which he compiled a 2.57 ERA but didn't have a win to show for it.

The left-hander broke the spell Monday, however, with his 13th career complete game and first of the year, during which he yielded six hits and a walk while striking nine in a game delayed 2 hours by rain.

Cody Asche went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer while Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz each added an RBI for the Phillies, who won the first contest of a three-game series.

Atlanta's Julio Teheran (9-6) took the loss, surrendering four runs on six hits over six full innings.

Chris Johnson drove in the only run for the National League East-leading Braves in the ninth inning, spoiling Hamels' shutout bid.

The game was marred when a male fan fell about 65 feet to his death from a platform at Turner Field during the rain delay.

The man tumbled into a private parking lot at about 8:30 p.m., police told WXIA-TV, Atlanta. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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