MLB: Pittsburgh 4, Seattle 1

PITTSBURGH, May 7 (UPI) -- Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-4 with an RBI and Jeanmar Gomez fired five scoreless innings Tuesday in Pittsburgh's 4-1 interleague win over Seattle.

Report: Phillies' Contreras needs surgery

PHILADELPHIA, June 2 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras has suffered a torn ligament in his throwing elbow, MLB.com reported Saturday.

MLB: Philadelphia 9, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, May 16 (UPI) -- Carlos Ruiz put Philadelphia in front with an eighth-inning homer Wednesday and the Phillies scored six times in the ninth to down the Chicago Cubs 9-2.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, San Diego 2

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels returned from a suspension to hurl seven innings of one-run ball Sunday, staking the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 win over San Diego.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, April 22 (UPI) -- Roy Oswalt dismissed any concerns about potential back problems Thursday by allowing a hit over six innings and lifting Philadelphia over San Diego 3-0.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 0

ATLANTA, April 10 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels and two relievers teamed up for a five-hit shutout Sunday and the Philadelphia Phillies posted a 3-0 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Washington 2, Philadelphia 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Adam Dunn blasted a game-winning homer in the ninth inning Tuesday, letting the Washington Nationals edge Philadelphia 2-1.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, San Diego 1

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Joe Blanton and three relievers teamed up on a six-hitter Saturday and the Philadelphia Phillies bounced San Diego 3-1.

MLB: Philadelphia 1, Cincinnati 0

PHILADELPHIA, July 11 (UPI) -- Cole Hamels and three relievers combined to hurl a six-hit shutout Sunday, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 decision over Cincinnati.

MLB: Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 5

PITTSBURGH, July 4 (UPI) -- Jose Tabata's RBI single highlighted a six-run rally in the seventh inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-5 comeback win over Philadelphia Sunday.

MLB: Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1

ATLANTA, June 2 (UPI) -- Omar Infante lofted an RBI single into right field in the eighth inning Wednesday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Chicago Cubs 4

PHILADELPHIA, May 20 (UPI) -- Raul Ibanez singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth Thursday and Philadelphia survived a shaky effort by Jose Contreras to defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-4.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 0

PHILADELPHIA, May 5 (UPI) -- Kyle Kendrick and two relievers combined on a six-hit shutout Wednesday, lifting Philadelphia to a 4-0 victory over St. Louis.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3

ATLANTA, April 20 (UPI) -- Nate McLouth socked a 10th-inning homer to cap a stirring comeback and hand the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia Tuesday.

MLB: Colorado 5, Cincinnati 1

DENVER, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi and Garrett Atkins drove in two runs each Thursday, leading Colorado to a 5-1 win over Cincinnati, capping a four-game sweep.
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Jose Contreras
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Contreras delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago on June 26, 2009. The Cubs won 5-4. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

José Ariel Contreras Camejo (born December 6, 1971 in Las Martinas, Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who is currently with the Philadelphia Phillies. He previously played for the New York Yankees (2003–04), the Chicago White Sox (2004–09), the Colorado Rockies (2009), and the Philadelphia Phillies (2010), as well as the Cuban national team.

In addition to his time with the Cuban national team, Contreras pitched for the Pinar del Río Vegueros of Cuba's Cuban National Series. In his last season in Cuba (2001–2002), he went 13–4 with a 1.76 ERA and 149 strikeouts. Contreras was named Cuban Athlete of the Year on three separate occasions.

In March 1999 José Contreras pitched for the Cuban national team against the Baltimore Orioles in front of his countrymen at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana. Contreras pitched eight shutout innings and struck out ten. It was then that Major League scouts took notice of the Cuban pitcher.

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