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MLB: Diamondbacks edges Phillies

08-18-2011 09:07 BJT

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Phillies ace Roy Halladay was looking to become the National League's first 16-game winner. But standing in his way was a Diamondbacks team that had won six straight contests.

Philadelphia had won 10 straight at home with Halladay on the mound. Second Inning and Lyle Overbay gives the visitors a 1-0 lead with an RBI single. Arizona picked up the veteran last week after he was released by Pittsburgh.

Same score in the fifth and Shane Victorino bludgeons a two-run blast into the right-field seats to put the home side ahead 2-1. Halladay had retired 12 straight batters going into the ninth -- but Overbay would turn the tide, his 2-run double giving Arizona a 3-2 lead.

That would be the decisive blow as the D-backs bullpen was able to shut the door in the ninth and hold on for a 3-2 win.

PHILADELPHIA , PA - AUGUST 17: Chris Young #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates
teammates Paul Goldschmidt #44 second inning homerun against the Philadelphia Phillies
at Citizens Bank Park on August 17, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies
defeated the Diamondback 9-2. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)


Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Joe Saunders waits to be
pulled from the game after giving up three runs in the seventh
inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies,
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won
9-2. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)


Arizona Diamondbacks Chris Young leaps to make the catch of Philadelphia Phillies
Ben Francisco's sacrifice fly during the seventh inning of a baseball game,
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 9-2. (AP Photo/Tom

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Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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