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PHILADELPHIA -- Lyle Overbay quickly found his place as Arizona's latest late-inning star.
Halladay (15-5) had retired 12 straight batters into the ninth. Halladay, trying to become the NL's first 16-game winner, allowed consecutive singles to open the inning. Overbay hit a one-out double to right that silenced the crowd and helped Arizona win the opener of this three-game series between NL division leaders.
Overbay knocked in all three runs as Arizona won its seventh straight game.
"It's a good situation," Overbay said. "I couldn't ask for anything better."
The 34-year-old Overbay was released last week by Pittsburgh after hitting .227 with eight homers and 37 RBI in 103 games. He was drafted by Arizona in 1999 and played with the Diamondbacks from 2001-03.
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"We gave him a quick version of, `Here we go,"' Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "He'll fit right in for us."
Halladay tied a career high with 14 strikeouts and tossed his seventh complete game.
Bryan Shaw (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for his first career win and J.J. Putz worked the ninth for his 30th save. Putz fanned Jimmy Rollins with the tying run on second. Putz is 9 for 9 since returning from the disabled list.
Overbay, who had one pinch-hitting appearance for the Diamondbacks, led them to their 35th comeback win this season.
"These guys have composure when we're behind," Gibson said. "These guys are a quick strike team."
Halladay, who also struck out 14 batters April 24 at San Diego, had again dazzled in front of the usual sold out crowd at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies, an MLB-best 78-42, lost for the first time in Halladay's last 11 home starts.
He struck out the side in the fifth and eighth against the NL West-leading Diamondbacks and had his 14th career double-digit strikeout game. Halladay even atoned for a rare balk with his leadoff double in the seventh, his first career extra-base hit. He was batting .075 (4 for 53) entering the game and was hitless his first two at-bats.
Halladay threw 123 pitches and had one intentional walk.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel never considered yanking Halladay in the ninth.
"It's kind of his game, isn't it?" Manuel said. "He's my ace. If I was going to make a move, I'd do it to start the inning."
He never before had to hustle to second base on a swing of the bat. Halladay hit a high fly down the right-field line off the wall against Collmenter in the seventh for the double, but was left stranded at third.
With the Phillies trailing 1-0 in the fifth and after Rollins had singled, Victorino lined his 13th homer into the right-field seats for a 2-1 lead.
His first balk of the season in the fourth was his only miscue -- until the ninth.
"It can be a little tougher to swallow sometimes in the ninth then if you get blown out in the third," Halladay said.
Collmenter struck out a career-high eight and walked one in 6 2/3 innings. Overbay staked him to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the second.
Halladay vs. Collmenter could be a playoff preview. While the Phillies have a commanding lead in the NL East, the Diamondbacks have defending World Series champion San Francisco chasing them down.
|Collin Cowgill dives for the plate to beat Carlos Ruiz's tag and give Arizona the lead in the top of the ninth. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Willie Bloomquist, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.274|
|Ryan Roberts, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.261|
|Justin Upton, RF||4||1||1||0||0||2||0||.305|
|Miguel Montero, C||4||0||2||0||0||1||0||.269|
|Collin Cowgill, PR||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.194|
|Henry Blanco, C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.237|
|Chris Young, CF||4||1||1||0||0||3||3||.239|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||4||0||3||3||0||0||0||.232|
|Sean Burroughs, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.243|
|Gerardo Parra, LF||3||0||1||0||1||0||1||.292|
|Josh Collmenter, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.160|
|Joe Paterson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Kelly Johnson, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.209|
|Bryan Shaw, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Paul Goldschmidt, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.262|
|J.J. Putz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Paterson in the 8th|
|b-struck out for Shaw in the 9th|
|2B - Lyle Overbay (18, Halladay)|
|RBI - Lyle Overbay 3 (40)|
|SB - Chris Young (17, 2nd base off Halladay/Ruiz), Gerardo Parra 2 (9, 2nd base off Halladay/Ruiz, 2nd base off Halladay/Ruiz)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|DP - Overbay-Bloomquist|
|Bryan Shaw (W,1-0)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.87|
|J.J. Putz (S,30)||1||0||0||0||1||2||0||2.84|
|Pitches-Strikes - Josh Collmenter 101-73, Joe Paterson 4-3, Bryan Shaw 10-5, J.J. Putz 14-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Collmenter 5-7, Bryan Shaw 2-0, J.J. Putz 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Josh Collmenter 29, Joe Paterson 1, Bryan Shaw 3, J.J. Putz 4|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||5||1||1||0||0||2||3||.264|
|Shane Victorino, CF||4||1||1||2||0||0||2||.312|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||0||3||0||0||1||1||.285|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||2||2||.255|
|Hunter Pence, RF||4||0||1||0||0||3||4||.310|
|Raul Ibanez, LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.236|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||3||0||1||0||1||1||0||.259|
|John Mayberry Jr., PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.251|
|Michael Martinez, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.212|
|Roy Halladay, P||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||.107|
|a- Ross Gload, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.250|
|a-struck out for Halladay in the 9th|
|2B - Chase Utley (15, Collmenter), Roy Halladay (1, Collmenter)|
|HR - Shane Victorino (13, Collmenter)|
|SH - Michael Martinez (4)|
|RBI - Shane Victorino 2 (43)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Roy Halladay (L,15-5)||9||8||3||3||1||14||0||2.53|
|IBB - Parra by Roy Halladay|
|Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 122-89|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 6-7|
|Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 36|
|Attendance - 45742|
|Game Time - 2:37|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Jeff Nelson|