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August 5, 2009 | Associated Press
New York 5, at Toronto 3: Andy Pettitte won for the first time in six starts and the Yankees homered against Roy Halladay three times. Pettitte (9-6) gave up one run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Minnesota 10, at Cleveland 1: Scott Baker pitched seven scoreless innings and was backed by home runs from Carlos Gomez and Jason Kubel. Joe Mauer hit three of Minnesota's season-high seven doubles as the Twins ended a three-game losing streak.
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December 9, 2013 | From staff and wire reports
Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre - three of baseball's most decorated managers - were unanimously selected Monday for induction to the Hall of Fame. The announcement sets the stage for what could be one of the largest Hall of Fame classes in recent history, one year after there were no living inductees. The players up for election include Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas; the results will be announced Jan. 8. La Russa ranks third on the list of all-time managerial victories, trailing only Connie Mack and John McGraw.
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June 7, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
No Doc on call in trade market Roy Halladay would be the grand prize in any trade market, and certainly general managers must have been calling Toronto all season, to get their name on the callback list should the Blue Jays make the best pitcher in the American League available. Right? "We haven't gotten one call," Toronto General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said. The Blue Jays survived a nine-game losing streak and still hung within 2 1/2 games of first place in the AL East, through Friday.
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May 11, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers - and their world-record payroll - have sunk to the bottom of the National League West. The Angels - and their collection of superstar hitters - are flailing in the depths of the American League West. We thought we would be talking about the Dodgers and Angels meeting in a Freeway Series in October, not about whether the Dodgers and Angels would fire their managers before the Freeway Series at the end of May. Josh Hamilton is fighting to keep his batting average above the Mendoza Line.
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September 5, 2009 | Associated Press
at Toronto 6, New York 0: Roy Halladay pitched a one-hitter to end a three-start losing streak and the Blue Jays ended the Yankees' winning streak at seven games. Toronto won for the first time in five games. at Chicago 12, Boston 2: Chris Getz had four of the White Sox's 20 hits. Freddy Garcia (1-2), in his fourth start since rejoining the rotation in August, got his first win since Sept. 17, 2008. Detroit 4, at Tampa Bay 3: Justin Verlander picked up his 16th win, and Adam Everett hit a tiebreaking RBI single during a three-run ninth for the AL Central-leading Tigers.
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October 5, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
When Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay showed up at the ballpark Tuesday morning for the first postseason workout of his exceptional career, he was greeted by slate-gray skies, rain and temperatures in the 40s. Welcome to the playoffs. Don't forget your jacket and mittens. Truth is, though, that after spending a dozen years with a team that finished higher than third in its division only once, Halladay would have gladly scraped snow off the field with a toothbrush if that's what it would have taken to get him to the mound for Wedneday afternoon's National League division series opener with the Cincinnati Reds.
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August 1, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Angels General Manager Tony Reagins went down swinging Friday, going right up to the 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline in a furious effort to acquire star pitcher Roy Halladay from Toronto and closer Heath Bell from San Diego. It wasn't much consolation for the Angels, who remain at least one dominant starter and one shut-down reliever away from a championship-caliber pitching staff. "What's that matter?"
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July 30, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN
There was one true ace on the market. There still is. Cliff Lee is a very good pitcher, with a Cy Young Award on his mantel and a 22-win season on his resume. The Philadelphia Phillies will be delighted to have him. Yet Lee is no Roy Halladay. Take his word for it. "That's a compliment, to be mentioned alongside Halladay," Lee said. "I'm honored to be a poor man's Halladay. I'll take second behind him."
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December 15, 2009 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Torii Hunter was unaware of the reports that free-agent pitcher John Lackey was on the verge of signing a five-year deal with the Boston Red Sox when a reporter phoned him Monday morning. "Oh man," the Angels center fielder said. "That's not good." But, Hunter pointed out, at least the Angels were still in the hunt for Toronto ace Roy Halladay, "and if we get Halladay, it would be awesome," he said. A few hours later, the Blue Jays reportedly agreed to a blockbuster three-team deal that would send Halladay to Philadelphia.
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December 6, 2009 | By Bill Shaikin, On Baseball
John Lackey is out there. So is Roy Halladay. The Angels could use either one. "Or do both," Torii Hunter said. We laughed. He was not kidding. "I want to do both," he said. "Why not be greedy and do both?" We hadn't really thought about that, any more than we had thought about the Angels signing Jason Bay and Matt Holliday. Too expensive, too implausible, too fanciful. Yet, for a pitching-first team desperate to return to the World Series, Hunter might have stumbled onto an intriguing solution: Beat the New York Yankees at your game, not theirs.
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November 17, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
The faces and names of the greatest pitchers in franchise history were on the electronic panels covering the facade of Dodger Stadium's second deck. Don Newcombe, Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax, Mike Marshall, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser and Eric Gagne. And, closest to home plate, Clayton Kershaw. Standing in front of the Dodgers' dugout Thursday, Kershaw looked up at the display, knowing there was now something tangible that linked him to these greats of the Dodgers' storied past.
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September 17, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Baltimore -- Ruben Amaro Jr. was hired as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies two weeks after the team celebrated the second World Series victory in franchise history. He replaced Pat Gillick, who was voted into the Hall of Fame two years later. Talk about a tough act to follow. "I thought to myself, 'OK, this is a pretty good situation. Just don't screw it up,'" Amaro says nearly three years later. He's done better than that. Backed by ownership that supported a $60-million payroll jump over the last two seasons, Amaro has turned the Phillies into the winningest team in baseball.
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August 8, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
The Dodgers' game Monday night had all the ingredients of a mismatch, the Philadelphia Phillies coming to town with baseball's best record against the foundering, sub-.500 Dodgers. The Phillies also opened the Dodgers' six-game homestand at Dodger Stadium by starting perhaps the National League's best pitcher, right-hander Roy Halladay, the NL starter in this year's All-Star game. Tilting the scales further, Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda, despite a sparkling career record against the Phillies, hadn't won a game in which he had given up one or more runs since April 24, and he gave up three runs in the first two innings Monday.
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July 1, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
You can call Clayton Kershaw the ace of the Dodgers' staff, one of the best young pitchers in Major League Baseball, even a probable All-Star. He's earned those compliments. But the 23-year-old left-hander seems to gauge his success using a different kind of barometer. In May, when Kershaw pitched his first complete game of the season, he downplayed the achievement by pointing out that Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay already had four complete games. And Halladay was a topic of conversation again this week, when Kershaw learned he had been chosen the National League's player of the week for the first time.
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November 16, 2010 | Wire reports
Roy Halladay arrived in Philadelphia to a standing ovation, a $60-million contract extension and the billing as baseball's top ace. That was before he threw a single pitch. Halladay added another victory to an almost perfect season Tuesday, unanimously winning the NL Cy Young Award and becoming the fifth pitcher to earn the honor in both leagues. In the Year of the Pitcher, he became the only one ever to throw a perfect game and no-hitter in the same season. Halladay was an easy choice after going 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA and 219 strikeouts.
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October 21, 2010 | Bill Shaikin
Reporting from San Francisco If this was the last game of the season in San Francisco, if the World Series does not grace the shores of McCovey Cove, the Giants can rue a ball and a call. The ball bounced the wrong way. The call went the wrong way. The Giants could have been bouncing up and down in celebration Thursday, drenched with giddiness. They could have stayed out all night. Alas, they shuffled home to set their alarm clocks, and to prepare for a Friday morning flight to Philadelphia, where Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels await.
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July 30, 2009 | Associated Press
Remaining in Toronto, perhaps through 2010. Then, giving up a season-high 11 hits in record Seattle heat. Roy Halladay wasn't expecting this when he woke up Wednesday. "I'm going to lock myself in a room and hide," the Blue Jays' trade-weary ace deadpanned. Ken Griffey Jr. doubled twice against Halladay and drove in the decisive runs in the seventh inning, and the Mariners put more hits on the right-hander than anyone had in 15 months while beating Toronto, 3-2.
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August 20, 2009 | Associated Press
Jason Bay hit a two-run home run, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez added solo shots and the Boston Red Sox beat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1, Wednesday night. "We've been swinging good and when you're swinging good, that's what happens," said Ortiz, who has hit a home run in three consecutive games. Boston, which moved one game in front of Texas in the American League wild-card race, has hit at least two home runs in five games in a row. Bay, who has hit a home run in seven of his last 11 games, hit a two-run drive to left field in the fifth inning, his team-high 27th, to make it 5-1. -- associated press
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October 21, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game in May. He pitched a no-hitter in his postseason debut. But Brad Lidge said that Halladay's performance in a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night that extended the Philadelphia Phillies' season ranked among his greatest pitching achievements. By itself, Halladay's line in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series wasn't particularly remarkable. He pitched six innings, giving up two runs and six hits. But from the second inning on, Halladay pitched with a mild groin pull.
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October 21, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Jayson Werth said he could sense that something wasn't right with Roy Halladay. He had no idea what. What Werth sensed but didn't know was that Halladay was pitching with a mildly strained groin from the second inning on. For almost five innings, one of the best pitchers on the planet pushed off an injured limb, determined to extend the Philadelphia Phillies' season and regain home-field advantage in the National League Championship Series....
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