Phillies plunder Cole, Bucs to take series

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    Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Ruiz smacked a go-ahead two-run single as part of a four-run sixth inning that vaulted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-4 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game set at PNC Park.

    Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Kevin Frandsen also knocked in a run for the Phillies, who earned their first series victory in Pittsburgh since April 25-27, 2008.

    Cole Hamels (3-11) struck out eight and didn't walk a batter while limiting the Pirates to two runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven stellar frames to notch the victory.

    Jonathan Papelpon worked around a one-out single in the ninth to secure his 17th save of the season.

    Gerrit Cole (4-1) became the first Pittsburgh pitcher to win his first four starts since Nick Maddox in 1907 with a win in his last outing, but the hard- throwing right-hander failed to make it five in a row after being tagged for three runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings to absorb his first career loss.

    Andrew McCutchen plated a pair of runs for Pittsburgh, which had won nine straight games before dropping two-of-three to the Phillies.

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