Doc dominates as Phillies win a cheapie at Citi Field
A day after the Phillies were blanked for the fourth time this season at the Mets' home park, Roy Halladay (15-8) won his fifth-straight decision with eight shutout innings and benefitted from three unearned runs offensively as the Phils broke their scoreless spell 4-0 in Queens. Placido Polanco got the Phillies on the board with an RBI single in the third, then a Ruben Tejada throwing error in the fifth and a David Wright fielding error with the bases stacked in the sixth led to three more runs for the Phils. Halladay was sharper than in recent turns, allowing just four hits while striking out seven. Elsewhere, the Braves fell to the Dodgers 2-1, so the Phils narrowed the gap to two games in the division race.