Halladay Pitches Phillies Past Braves

By scotthumphries

Roy Halladay pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get his 10th win of the season as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Braves 3-1 tonight in Philadelphia.

The game featured a great pitching matchup between two pitchers who had nine wins apiece coming into the game, and the game lived up to it’s advance billing, with Derek Lowe pitching seven innings of two-run ball for the Braves, and Halladay pitching the complete-game five-hitter for the Phillies.

The Braves broke on top in the game, going up 1-0 on a first inning solo shot by Chipper Jones, and Lowe made the lead stand up through the first five innings, but the Phillies rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning on a two-run blast by Greg Dobbs.

Philadelphia then added an eighth inning insurance run, extending their lead to 3-1 on an rbi-single by Juan Castro.

Chipper Jones and Brian McCann had two hits apiece in the game for Atlanta, but the Braves only had one other hit against Halladay, who improved his season record to     10-7 with the win.

The loss dropped the Braves to 48-35 on the year, while the Phillies improved to 43-38.

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