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Third time's the arm: Hamels, Phils sweep DS

The Phillies are headed back to the NLCS for the third straight year after completing a three-game sweep of the Reds. Cole Hamels was dominant in the clincher and Chase Utley added his 10th postseason homer.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Victorino, CF5010002.231
Polanco, 3B4110001.111
Utley, 2B4111011.273
Howard, 1B4020010.273
Werth, RF4000032.167
Rollins, SS3010102.091
Ibanez, LF4000012.250
Ruiz, C4020002.250
Hamels, P3000004.000
Stubbs, CF4010020.111
Phillips, B, 2B4010001.333
Votto, 1B4000012.100
Rolen, 3B4010031.091
Gomes, J, LF3000011.000
Hernandez, Ra, C3010001.143
1-Arroyo, PR0000000.000
Bray, P0000000.000
Masset, P0000000.000
Chapman, P0000000.000
Bruce, RF3010001.250
Cabrera, O, SS3000011.125
Cueto, P1000000.000
a-Cairo, PH1000010.000
Bailey, H, P0000000.000
Hanigan, C1000000.000
a-Struck out for Cueto in the 5th.
1-Ran for Hernandez, Ra in the 7th.
2B: Ruiz (1, Chapman).
HR: Utley (1, 5th inning off Cueto, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Victorino; Polanco; Utley 4; Howard 2; Rollins; Ruiz 3.
RBI: Utley (4).
2-out RBI: Utley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rollins; Victorino 2; Hamels.
SAC: Hamels.
GIDP: Polanco.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

E: Polanco (1, fielding).
DP: (Utley-Rollins-Howard).

2B: Hernandez, Ra (1, Hamels).
TB: Stubbs; Phillips, B; Rolen; Hernandez, Ra 2; Bruce.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rolen; Bruce.
GIDP: Votto.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Cabrera, O (1, throw), Rolen (2, fielding).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Phillips, B-Votto).

Hamels(W, 1-0)9.05000900.00
Cueto(L, 0-1)5.05211211.80
Bailey, H2.02000200.00
Pitches-strikes: Hamels 119-82, Cueto 83-50, Bailey, H 29-21, Bray 8-5, Masset 11-7, Chapman 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hamels 8-4, Cueto 6-7, Bailey, H 2-2, Bray 0-0, Masset 0-1, Chapman 0-2.
Batters faced: Hamels 31, Cueto 22, Bailey, H 8, Bray 1, Masset 2, Chapman 4.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Rob Drake. LF: John Hirschbeck. RF: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Varies.
T: 3:00.
Att: 44,599.
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media