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Halladay earns 200th career win as Phillies edge Marlins

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MIAMI -- Roy Halladay found a remedy for his early-season woes - the Miami Marlins.

Halladay earned his 200th career victory Sunday, bouncing back from consecutive poor outings to pitch eight innings and help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the offensively challenged Marlins 2-1.

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Halladay (1-2) allowed five hits, walked one and lowered his ERA from 14.73 to 7.63. He was facing a Miami team ranked last in the majors in runs and home runs and playing without Giancarlo Stanton, sidelined by a bruised left shoulder.

"Stanton wasn't in there, and offensively they haven't been as good," Halladay said. "But I feel like if I can make pitches confidently and make them early in the count, I can be successful."

That's what Halladay did against the Marlins (2-10), who have scored only 20 runs all season.

The victory counted, just the same. Halladay's the 109th pitcher to reach the 200-win milestone, and the first to do so in a Phillies uniform since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton in 1978.

The low-key Halladay received a celebratory bottle of champagne from the Phillies but said he didn't whoop it up.

"I want to win a World Series," he said. "That's why I'm here. The personal milestones are great. My son, my wife, my family - they're all excited about it. But for me the ultimate goal is to get to the playoffs and win a World Series. When that happens, I'm going to go in the back room and yell."

Laynce Nix, batting for Halladay, broke a 1-all tie with his second pinch-hit homer of the season in the ninth inning.

Rocky efforts in Halladay's two previous starts raised doubts about the future of the two-time Cy Young Award winner, who went only 11-8 and battled injuries in 2012.

"More than anything, I had been putting a lot of pressure on myself," he said. "In the past I tried to control too much and do too much and worry about too much.

Today the plan was simpler - execute pitches one at a time, and not worry about what's going on, and it made a big difference."

Halladay struck out only two, but he walked just one and threw only 87 pitches.

"He was good. Real good. Better," manager Charlie Manuel said.

Manuel said the performance shouldn't be discounted just because it came against the short-handed Marlins.

"They can beat you," he said. "I'm sure they're going to play hard, and they'll beat some people you don't think they might beat."

The Marlins managed to win one of three games in the series even though they totaled just four runs. They're batting .204 with 17 extra-base hits, including two homers, and their slugging percentage is .262.

With runners in scoring position they're batting .174. They went 1 for 6 against Halladay in those situations.

"They got the big hit, and we didn't," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

Stanton sat out for third consecutive game. He said he won't play Monday but might return later in the week.

Outfielder Austin Kearns was scratched from the Miami lineup and taken to a hospital with an irregular heartbeat. He was held for observation overnight.

Philadelphia couldn't muster much offense either, until Nix batted with one out in the ninth and homered into the upper deck in right field off Jon Rauch (0-2). It was the seventh run batted in by a Phils pinch hitter.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his second save in as many chances. That gave the victory to Halladay, who leads all active pitchers with a winning percentage of .662 (200-102).

Among those active, only the New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte has more victories with 247.

Miami's lone run scored in the seventh, and a baserunning blunder allowed Halladay to escape further damage. Rob Brantly misjudged a routine fly, and after the ball was caught he was doubled off second to end the inning.

"We can't make those kinds of mistakes," Redmond said. "Those things can't happen."

Brantly declined to talk to reporters.

Notes

  • SS Rollins was given a breather after starting the first 11 games.
  • The retractable roof was closed on an 87-degree afternoon.
  • Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez is the first pitcher 20 or younger to allow less than two runs and less than four hits in each of his first two career starts since Rudy May of the Angels in 1965, according to STATS LLC.
  • LHP Cliff Lee (2-0, 1.08) is scheduled to start for the Phils when they open a series Monday at Cincinnati against Bronson Arroyo (1-1, 5.25).
 
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Philly starter Roy Halladay (1-2) allows five hits, walks one and lowers his ERA from 14.73 to 7.63. (USATSI)
Philly starter Roy Halladay (1-2) allows five hits, walks one and lowers his ERA from 14.73 to 7.63. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

R. Howard
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
Philadelphia

R. Halladay
IP 8.0
H 5
ER 1
BB 1
K 2
 
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF5020000 .240
Freddy Galvis, SS3020100 .333
Chase Utley, 2B5010006 .277
Ryan Howard, 1B4130000 .277
Michael Young, 3B4011003 .357
Domonic Brown, LF3000101 .244
John Mayberry Jr., RF2010110 .286
   a- Jimmy Rollins, PH1000002 .261
    Ezequiel Carrera, RF0000000 .000
Humberto Quintero, C3010012 .222
   b- Erik Kratz, PH-C1000000 .184
Roy Halladay, P3000031 .000
   c- Laynce Nix, PH1111000 .273
    Jonathan Papelbon, P0000000 .000
Totals35212235  
a-flied out for Mayberry in the 8th
b-flied out for Quintero in the 9th
c-homered for Halladay in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ryan Howard (4, Slowey), Humberto Quintero (1, Slowey)
HR - Laynce Nix (2, Rauch)
RBI - Michael Young (5), Laynce Nix (4)
SB - Ben Revere (5, 2nd base off Slowey/Brantly)
CS - John Mayberry Jr. (1, 2nd base by Slowey/Brantly)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ben Revere 1
DP - Revere-Galvis-Utley
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Roy Halladay (W,1-2) 8511120 7.63
Jonathan Papelbon (S,3) 1000100 3.60
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 87-58, Jonathan Papelbon 22-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 11-10
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 29, Jonathan Papelbon 4
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Juan Pierre, LF4000001 .174
Chris Coghlan, CF4000001 .105
Placido Polanco, 3B3010100 .333
Greg Dobbs, 1B4010002 .229
Justin Ruggiano, RF3110002 .229
Rob Brantly, C2000112 .194
    Jon Rauch, P0000000 .000
   a- Donovan Solano, PH1000001 .250
Chris Valaika, 2B3011001 .400
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS3010002 .195
Kevin Slowey, P1000010 .000
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
    Miguel Olivo, C1000000 .154
Totals2915122  
a-fouled out for Rauch in the 9th
Batting
2B - Greg Dobbs (1, Halladay)
SH - Justin Ruggiano (1), Kevin Slowey (1)
RBI - Chris Valaika (2)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Brantly-Hechavarria, Hechavarria-Dobbs, Qualls-Hechavarria-Dobbs, Valaika-Hechavarria-Dobbs
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kevin Slowey 5.1911240 2.04
Chad Qualls 2.1200110 6.35
Jon Rauch (L,0-2) 1.1111001 6.35
IBB - Brown by Chad Qualls
HBP - Galvis (by Jon Rauch)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Slowey 91-61, Chad Qualls 28-17, Jon Rauch 23-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Slowey 4-6, Chad Qualls 4-0, Jon Rauch 1-3
Batters Faced - Kevin Slowey 25, Chad Qualls 8, Jon Rauch 6
Game Information
Attendance - 21412
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Ron Kulpa