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The Cardinals got a run in the second after Werth lost David Freese's leadoff fly in the sun and it hit off his glove for an error, allowing Freese to reach third. Freese scored when shortstop Wilson Valdez made a throwing error on Jason LaRue's grounder.
St. Louis had the tying run up with two outs in the fifth after Albert Pujols walked on a close 3-2 pitch to load the bases. Halladay wasn't pleased with the call by plate umpire Mike Everitt. He didn't get another close one on a 2-2 pitch to the next batter, Matt Holliday. But Halladay fanned Holliday on a 79 mph curve to end the inning. On his way to the dugout, Halladay stopped for a brief conversation with Everitt.
Ibanez crushed a 2-0 pitch off Blake Hawksworth into the second deck in right for a 6-1 lead in the sixth.
Pujols almost chased Halladay with a two-out RBI single in the seventh. Manuel came out probably with the intention of removing Halladay, who had thrown 118 pitches to that point. After a quick conference on the mound, Manuel jogged back to the dugout and the sellout crowd cheered. Holliday grounded out on Halladay's next pitch to leave two runners on.
NOTES: Phillies SS Juan Castro wasn't in the starting lineup after injuring his left hamstring Wednesday night. Castro has played well in place of the injured Jimmy Rollins. ... The Phillies are 6-1 against the NL Central. ... Pujols extended his hitting streak to 11 games and Freese has a 10-gamer. Pujols is hitting just .193 (11 for 57) against the Phillies since 2008. ... A crowd of 44,831 was the 55th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park.
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