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Halladay and Phils End 8-Game Skid, Beat Mets 9-4

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    Halladay and Phils End 8-Game Skid, Beat Mets 9-4
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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the New York Mets in the first inning during a game at Citi Field on September 25, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    Roy Halladay, Hunter Pence and the fully loaded Phillies snapped their eight-game losing streak, looking playoff-ready in every way Sunday by routing the New York Mets 9-4.

    Playing their regular lineup for the first time since clinching the NL East, the Phillies posted their major league-leading 99th victory. Pence homered during a three-run first inning, each starter had a hit by the third and Carlos Ruiz's single made it 9-0 in the fourth.

    That was plenty for Halladay (19-6). He tuned up for his expected start in Game 1 of the NL playoffs Saturday by throwing six scoreless innings of four-hit ball. Last year's unanimous Cy Young Award winner finished this regular season with a career-best
    2.35 ERA.


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