Halladay Silences Red Sox Bats

Halladay works into 8th, Phils beat Red Sox 4-1

      CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Roy Halladay looked ready for opening
day and beyond, pitching into the eighth inning to lead the
Philadelphia Phillies past the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Monday.
      Halladay, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, flirted with a
rare spring training complete game. He held the Red Sox to one run
and five hits before being relieved by Ryan Madson with two outs in
the eighth.
      The 33-year-old Halladay, who pitched a perfect game and a
postseason no-hitter in his first season with the Phillies last
year, struck out six and walked three.
      Halladay, who is 3-0 with a 0.48 ERA in four Grapefruit League
games, will make one more start in Florida before the Phillies
break camp next week. He is on tap to start his second straight
opening day for the pitching-rich Phillies on April 1 at home
against the Houston Astros.
      
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