Halladay pitched into 8th in win
March 21, 2011
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Starter Roy Halladay warms up before he makes easy work of the Red Sox on Monday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Roy Halladay went deep into his start today, pitching 7 2/3 in the Phillies 4-1 win over the Red Sox.
Halladay struck out six and allowed a run on five hits and three walks in the win. He will have one more start before Opening Day on Saturday.
Ryan Madson allowed one hit in the remaining four outs.
The Phillies only managed six hits. Josh Barfield hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to give the Phils a 4-1 lead. Raul Ibanez broke the 1-1 tie earlier in the inning.
Jon Lester had a no-hitter going until Halladay broke it up with two outs in the fifth. Lester’s strong start vanished after that as he pitched only 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned on five hits and four walks while sitting down six.
The Phils had a scary play in the fifth. Shane Victorino crashed into the side of Ibanez on a shallow fly ball after no one called for it. Victorino, after being down for a few moments, laughed off the bloody nose and cut above his left eye and jogged off the field.
WP: Halladay. LP: Lester.