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Hanson caps first half with 10 victories

Hanson caps first half with 10 victories

Hanson caps first half with 10 victories
PHILADELPHIA -- With Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Phillies, Braves starter Tommy Hanson enters the All-Star break with 10 wins under is belt. He said he feels "really good," especially with his two-seam fastball.

"I'm getting a lot of ground balls when I need them," said Hanson (10-5, 3.71 ERA), one of six National League starters with double-digit victories. "I feel like my command is where I need to be. I feel really good with where I'm at right now. Hopefully after the break, I can really finish strong."

Hanson entered last season's second half with 10 wins before his shoulder started bothering him, and he was shut down on Aug. 6.

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"It's nice going into the break with 10 wins," he said. "Hopefully I can finish stronger than last year and keep moving forward. My career high is 11. So hopefully I can get a lot more than that."

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