Cole Hamels Says He Plunked Bryce Harper on Purpose

Plus: A 29-year-old Kenyan wins Broad Street Run, the Duck Boat civil case begins today, OCNJ considers a BYOB policy, and more of what Philly is talking about.

Phils Win, Hamels Plunks Harper. The Fightin’s avoided a sweep by trouncing the Nats on national television in D.C. last night. Cole Hamels hit Nats rookie Bryce Harper, then told reporters that he did so intentionally. Oh, and Hunter Pence hit two home runs and Jayson Werth fractured his wrist. [Phillies]

Kenyan Wins Broad Street Run in U.S. Debut. Henry Rutto won Sunday’s Broad Street Run with a time of 47 minutes and 5 seconds. It was the 29-year-old Kenyan’s first race in the United States. Esther Erb—a 26-year-old professional runner from North Carolina—was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 55 minutes and 26 seconds. The 33rd annual Broad Street Run had 40,000 registered participants. [Inquirer]

Non-Jury Civil Trial Begins in Duck Boat Case. The families of the two victims of the Duck Boat accident from two years ago are back in Philadelphia as the non-jury civil suit spurred by the incident is set to begin. [Inquirer]

Comcast Ready to Sell Stake in A&E. Comcast has started the process of trying to unload its 15 percent stake in A&E Television. The stake has been valued at $2 billion. When Disney and Hearst Corp. merged Lifetime Television and its sister channels with A&E Television in ’09, part of the deal was that NBC would dump its stake within 15 years. [Los Angeles Times]

Ocean City Residents to Vote on BYOB. At the polls on Tuesday, residents of Ocean City, New Jersey will get to vote on whether OCNJ should be a dry or BYOB kind of town. [Inquirer]

Flyers Can’t Get It Together. A 4-2 Game 4 loss to the Devils leave the Orange and Black on the brink of elimination. It’d be nice if someone could help Bryz out, ya know? [Yahoo!]

Baby’s Death Ruled a Homicide. Five months after four-month-old Jaden Jones was found unresponsive in Upper Darby, police have ruled his death a homicide. An autopsy revealed that the infant had suffered head trauma and a fractured leg. Authorities say the boy’s mother and others living in their home are not cooperating with the investigation. [NBC Philadelphia]

Norristown Native to Basketball Hall of Fame. Bill Schonely—known as “The Schonz”—was the voice of the Portland Trailblazers from their first ever preseason game through the end of the 1998 playoffs. It’s been announced that the Norristown native will receive the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Hall of Fame. [CBS 3]