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    Howard Homers, Helps Phils Beat Brewers
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    Ryan Howard homered in his return to the lineup and Roy Halladay continued the Phillies' pitching dominance in Milwaukee, leading Philadelphia to a 5-3 victory over the Brewers on Friday night.

    The NL East's top team won its fifth straight and bettered the NL Central-leading Brewers again.
          
    Cole Hamels tossed a complete game in Thursday's opener with Howard out because of a lingering heel injury. On Friday, the Phillies' cleanup hitter staked Halladay a three-run, first-inning lead with his 32nd homer of the season.
          
    Halladay (17-5) struck out nine to reach 204 for the season and scattered four hits and a run over eight innings after the Brewers roughed him up in April.
          
    Milwaukee scored twice in the ninth before dropping its fourth straight.