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Nov 2, 2012 9:46pm
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PHILADELPHIA —Darin Ruf circled the bases, eager to celebrate his first career
homer with teammates only to get prolonged silent treatment in the dugout. Ike Taylor Jersey . Welcome to the big
leagues, kid. Ruf homered for his first major league hit, Carlos Ruiz and
Domonic Brown also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the
playoff-bound Washington Nationals 6-3 Tuesday night. Cole Hamels (16-6)
overcame five shaky innings to set a career high in wins and keep the five-time
defending NL East champions from losing ground in the playoff race. Hamels
allowed three runs and seven hits, tying his shortest outing of the year.
Philadelphia remained 5 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the second NL wild-card
spot. Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Dodgers also are ahead of the Phillies in
the standings with eight games remaining. The Nationals magic number for winning
the NL East remained at five because Atlanta beat Miami 4-3. Their lead over the
Braves dropped to four games with eight left. Ruf earned the nickname “Babe” by
leading all minor leaguers with 38 homers this season, breaking Ryan Howards
single-season record at Double-A Reading. He didnt take long to show his power
stroke. Ruf connected off Ross Detwiler (10-7) in the second inning, turning on
an inside pitch and hitting a towering drive out to left-centre. The rookie
returned to the dugout to find quiet faces. Players held back smiles and ignored
Ruf until the inning ended before congratulating him with high-fives. “That was
very loving of them,” Ruf said with a smile. “Its probably for all the times I
suggested doing it to somebody in Double-A. I had it coming.” Even the batboy
was in on it. “I tried to give the batboy a (fist) pound and he didnt
acknowledge me,” Ruf said. Manager Charlie Manuel enjoyed the scene. “The batboy
really blew him off,” he said. “He was looking for somebody to talk to him and
he didnt even look at him.” Manuel said “Baby Ruf” will be in the lineup again
Wednesday. “I like Rufs swing,” he said. “I like the way he uses the whole
field. I like the type hitter he is.” Fans in left field gave Ruf a standing
ovation when he jogged out to his position. Detwiler (10-7) allowed five runs on
five hits in five innings to lose for the first time since Aug. 22. The Phillies
made sure Washington wont pop bubbly on their field this week. The Nationals had
to watch Philadelphia celebrate three times in the past five years, but they
wont be able to return the favour here. “Wed like to have celebrated on their
field like they did with us,” Detwiler said. “I didnt let it happen.” Control
problems hurt Detwiler in the third. He walked John Mayberry Jr. and Chase Utley
to start the inning. Howard followed with an RBI single on an 0-2 pitch. Ruiz
then lined a three-run shot to left to make it 5-1. “He has such a good fastball
that sometimes thats all he wants to throw,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson
said. Hamels, the 2008 World Series and NLCS MVP, won 15 games in 07. The
three-time All-Star hadnt won more than 14 since until now. This wasnt one of
his better outings. “We just want to play good baseball,” Hamels said. “Theyre
going to be doing something special, but we just want to play the game the right
way.” Five Philadelphia relievers tossed four innings of one-hit ball.
Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 37th save in 41 tries. Hamels issued a
two-out walk to Danny Espinosa in the second. Espinosa stole second and scored
on Kurt Suzukis single for a 1-0 lead. Bryce Harper hit an RBI single with two
outs in the fifth to cut it to 5-2. Harper alertly advanced to second on the
throw to the plate and scored on Ryan Zimmermans single that got the Nationals
within two runs. Brown gave the Phillies a 6-3 lead when he drove Craig Stammens
first pitch way out to right leading off the sixth. NOTES: Ruf became the 24th
player to homer for the Phillies this season, setting a franchise record. The
previous mark of 23 was set in 1996. ... The last Phillies player to homer for
his first career hit was Mayberry on May 23, 2009, against the New York Yankees.
... Hamels is 13-5 vs. Washington. ... Detwiler is 7-2 vs. NL East teams. ...
The Nationals fell to 13-10 in September. Theyre the only team in the majors
with a winning record each month. ... Kyle Kendrick (10-11) faces John Lannan
(3-0) on Wednesday night. Lannan is 2-12 vs. Philadelphia. Antonio Brown Womens Jersey . Raonic and
American Sam Querrey had their second-round match postponed by darkness. Watch
the conclusion of the match on Friday, with coverage on TSN starting at 7am
et/4am pt. Troy Polamalu Womens Jersey . Todd Shapiro,
the attorney for 17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter, told reporters that a
recording was made Wednesday of a conversation between the girl and a teenage
friend of the Hunter family. On the call, she backs away from the story that led
police in the Dallas suburb of Prosper to arrest McClinton-Hunter on Monday, the
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. Now he can hardly get a moments rest. Love is averaging a league-leading 39.8
minutes per game this season. Hes also fourth in the league in scoring with 26.
Mike Wallace Jersey . Bresset went largely
uncontested after the second lap, winning by over a minute over the rest of the
field at the Hadleigh Farm course, in Essex, England. “I hoped to win a medal
and a gold medal is unbelievable,” said Bresset, who at 23-years-old, is the
youngest womens Olympic mountain bike champion. Isaac Redman Jersey . Burrell will officially
retire as a Phillie during the Boston Red Sox series in May at Citizens Bank
Park. Hell be honoured May 19 and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.ORLANDO,
Fla. —Magic general manager Rob Hennigan says that trade talks for
Dwight Howard with the Brooklyn Nets are “stationary,” but that discussions
remain open with them and other teams. Without giving specifics, Hennigan said
Wednesday that the current parameters of the Nets offer—believed to be
multi-team sign-and-trade in which Orlando receives Brooklyn centre Brook Lopez
and draft picks—wwasnt favourable to the Magic. Rashard Mendenhall Jersey. He says he also
continues to speak with both Howard and his representatives and that Orlando
officials will continue to keep dialogues open to work out a deal that is in the
best interest of the Magic. Howard recently reissued a trade request and
identified Brooklyn as his desired destination. Howard is currently under
contract with the Magic through next season. ’ ’ ’ 

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