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Manuel names Hamels Game 1 starter

Manuel names Hamels Game 1 starter
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Phillies ace Cole Hamels will pitch Game 1 of the division series when the NL East champions open Wednesday at home against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Hamels went 14-10 with a 3.09 ERA this season and struck out 196 batters in 221 1-3 innings. Manager Charlie Manuel said he was undecided about his Game 2 starter and might wait until Monday to name one.

The Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Saturday to win their second consecutive NL East title. All the regulars, including former MVPs Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard, were given the day off in Sunday's finale.

"We got hot at the right time," Manuel said.

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Added: September 29, 2008

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