Sports - Colorado Rockies

Aug 3, 2011 11:47 PM by Lee Douglas

Phillies complete sweep of Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Roy Halladay fought through an erratic outing for his NL-leading 14th victory, Ryan Howard drove in four runs with a homer and a double and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a sweep of Colorado with an 8-6 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

Halladay (14-4), pitching in his hometown, allowed five runs on eight hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one as the NL East-leading Phillies won their sixth straight.

Brad Lidge got three outs for his first save of the season after being reinstated from the disabled list late last month.

It was the third homer in two games for Howard, whose two-run double capped a four-run outburst in the second.

Jason Hammel (6-11) gave up six runs on eight hits in five innings in taking the loss, the Rockies' fourth straight.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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