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Heat knocks out Halladay early, Cubs top Phillies

CBSSports.com wire reports
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CHICAGO -- Roy Halladay was bent over, dizzy and light-headed. That sent a shiver through the Philadelphia Phillies on a hot and steamy night.

No worries, though. Their ace should be ready for his next start, so there was some good news to go with the misery.

Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena homered to back a dominant start by Rodrigo Lopez, and the Chicago Cubs beat Philadelphia 6-1 Monday on a night when Halladay left the game because of the heat.

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Team spokesman Greg Casterioto said Halladay "absolutely" expects to make his next start against San Diego on Sunday. The pitcher was not available for comment after the game.

Halladay (11-4) doubled over and was visited by a trainer after Starlin Castro led off the fifth inning with a single. Drew Carpenter came in to replace him.

Halladay was drenched in sweat on a humid night in which the game-time temperature was 91. The heat clearly affected him.

"He got a little dizzy," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We were a little concerned about dehydration, brought him in here and got [the Cubs'] doctor and he was looking at him."

Lopez (2-2) could sympathize. He, too, was soaked, but he got through it "with a lot of Gatorade."

Halladay gave up three runs and seven hits and took his first loss since May 15. He had his first outing since starting for the National League in last week's All-Star game and pitching two perfect innings, and pitching coach Rich Dubee said the hectic schedule might have contributed to the problem.

"You have to have the All-Star game, I understand that, but guys who go to the All-Star game come back a little drawn," he said. "It's a busy three days. You've got [New York Mets CF Carlos] Beltran out with the flu, Doc tonight.it's just a hectic schedule. They fly out there, different time zones.there's a bunch to it. This guy takes tremendous care of himself. He's doing better now, and that's what we're hoping for."

This was Halladay's shortest outing since he pitched three innings for Toronto against Florida on June 12, 2009, and it ended a string of 63 road starts in which he lasted at least six innings. It was the longest such streak since Walter Johnson went 82 straight road starts from 1911-15.

Ramirez gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the first when he drove his 17th homer -- and 12th in 23 games -- to the basket in left-center field.

Chicago added two runs in the third when Lopez led off with a single and scored on Ramirez's bases-loaded sacrifice fly to deep right. Pena then lined a single, making it 3-0, and it was during that inning when Manuel started noticing his pitcher wasn't quite right.

"I could tell he was grasping for air," he said.

Lopez gave up a leadoff homer to Jimmy Rollins in the fourth after retiring the first nine batters, but that was all the scoring he allowed.

He gave up five hits and left to loud cheers, tipping his cap as he headed to the dugout after John Mayberry Jr. singled with two outs in the seventh.

The Cubs got RBI doubles from Darwin Barney and Kosuke Fukudome in the sixth, and another run in the seventh when Pena drove his team-leading 20th homer out to center, making it 6-1.

Embattled closer Carlos Marmol worked the ninth after being shut down following two brutal outings against Florida on Thursday and Friday. He issued two-out walks to Carlos Ruiz and Domonic Brown before striking out Mayberry to end the game.

"Better, better," manager Mike Quade said.

Good enough to put him back in the closer role?

"Right now, I'm just happy that he threw well today," Quade said.

Marmol spent the past few days working with pitching coach Mark Riggins, trying to correct a mechanical issue, and he thinks it's paying off.

"I have to throw strikes ... but I feel good," he said.

Notes

  • The Phillies plan to activate OF Shane Victorino, out with a sprained right thumb, from the 15-day disabled list when he's eligible on Tuesday after they optioned IF Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following the game.
  • Quade said he hadn't heard from Major League Baseball about his postgame rant against the umpires on Sunday. Quade let loose after a 7-5 loss to Florida, saying the umpires made unprofessional comments to his players. He took issue in particular with one call at second base in the top of the eighth. The Cubs thought they had picked off Brett Hayes, but umpire Lance Barrett called him safe. Hayes went on to score the go-ahead run. "I obviously disagreed with a few calls," Quade said. "It was a rough series in a lot of different ways. It was frustrating." Quade added he has "all the respect in the world" for the umpires.
  • Ramirez again made it clear he's not waiving his no-trade clause. "Right now, I'm not interested in a trade," he said.
  • Pena's homer was his 250th.
 
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Roy Halladay departs in the fifth inning due to heat exhaustion, but the Phillies don't expect him to miss his next start. (AP)
Roy Halladay departs in the fifth inning due to heat exhaustion, but the Phillies don't expect him to miss his next start. (AP)

Players of the Game
Chicago

C. Pena
AB 3
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Chicago

R. Lopez
IP 6.2
H 5
ER 1
BB 0
K 3
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4111000 .271
Michael Martinez, 3B4010010 .216
Chase Utley, 2B3000000 .263
Ryan Howard, 1B4000012 .249
Raul Ibanez, LF4000013 .246
Carlos Ruiz, C3010110 .262
Domonic Brown, RF3000101 .236
John Mayberry Jr., CF4020012 .243
Roy Halladay, P2000011 .067
    Drew Carpenter, P0000000 .000
   a- Pete Orr, PH0000000 .238
   b- Ben Francisco, PH1000001 .224
    David Herndon, P0000000 .000
Totals3215126  
a-announced for Carpenter in the 7th
b-grounded out for Orr in the 7th
Batting
2B - John Mayberry Jr. (11, Lopez)
HR - Jimmy Rollins (9, Lopez)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (39)
Team LOB - 7
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Roy Halladay (L,11-4) 4733111 2.57
Drew Carpenter 2322210 7.11
David Herndon 2211021 4.83
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 67-49, Drew Carpenter 33-20, David Herndon 31-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 3-8, Drew Carpenter 2-2, David Herndon 1-3
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 20, Drew Carpenter 10, David Herndon 8
Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kosuke Fukudome, RF4111101 .270
Starlin Castro, SS5020001 .304
Aramis Ramirez, 3B3112012 .300
Carlos Pena, 1B3132100 .225
Marlon Byrd, CF4020003 .309
Alfonso Soriano, LF4000015 .255
    Jeff Samardzija, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Marmol, P0000000 .000
Koyie Hill, C3100121 .207
Darwin Barney, 2B4121001 .299
Rodrigo Lopez, P1110000 .111
    James Russell, P0000000 .125
    Tony Campana, LF1000000 .263
Totals32612634  
Batting
2B - Kosuke Fukudome (15, Carpenter), Marlon Byrd (11, Herndon), Darwin Barney (12, Carpenter)
HR - Aramis Ramirez (17, Halladay), Carlos Pena (20, Herndon)
SF - Aramis Ramirez (4)
SH - Rodrigo Lopez 2 (2)
RBI - Kosuke Fukudome (13), Aramis Ramirez 2 (58), Carlos Pena 2 (51), Darwin Barney (33)
2-OUT RBI - Aramis Ramirez (16)
SB - Starlin Castro (11, 2nd base off Carpenter/Ruiz), Koyie Hill (1, 2nd base off Carpenter/Ruiz)
CS - Starlin Castro (2, 3rd base by Carpenter/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Barney-Castro-Pena
E - Darwin Barney (9, Misplayed grounder), Alfonso Soriano (6, Dropped fly)
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodrigo Lopez (W,2-2) 6.2511031 3.55
James Russell 0.1000000 4.18
Jeff Samardzija 1000010 3.33
Carlos Marmol 1000220 3.71
HBP - Utley (by Rodrigo Lopez)
Pitches-Strikes - Rodrigo Lopez 86-58, James Russell 2-1, Jeff Samardzija 9-6, Carlos Marmol 29-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rodrigo Lopez 8-9, James Russell 1-0, Carlos Marmol 1-0
Batters Faced - Rodrigo Lopez 26, James Russell 1, Jeff Samardzija 3, Carlos Marmol 5
Game Information
Attendance - 38183
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Cory Blaser