MLB roundup: Halladay throws complete game in Phils' win

Published: Sunday, June 26 2011 11:36 p.m. MDT

Phillies' Roy Halladay delivers a pitch in his complete-game win over the A's.

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PHILADELPHIA — Roy Halladay pitched his NL-leading fifth complete game and Jimmy Rollins went 4 for 4 to lead the Phillies to a 3-1 win over the A's.

Halladay (10-3) gave up eight hits and walked none in tying for the major league high in victories. He struck out four, raising his NL-leading total to 123 before the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw fanned 11 to pass him later in the day with 128.

The Phillies have won each of Halladay's last eight starts and the right-hander is 5-0 with a 2.64 ERA during the stretch. He improved to 30-3 in a Philadelphia uniform in the 35 starts in which the Phillies have given him the lead.

Rollins scored twice, Placido Polanco had two hits and Halladay added a single for Philadelphia. Conor Jackson had three hits for the A's, who have lost four of five.

Josh Outman (3-2), a former Phillies minor leaguer, allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.

DODGERS 3, ANGELS 2: At Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw outlasted Jered Weaver in a matchup of Los Angeles aces and the Dodgers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, preventing a Freeway Series sweep. Pinch-hitter Aaron Miles, batting for Kershaw, drove in the tying run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly and Tony Gwynn Jr. won it with a two-out single off Jordan Walden. The Dodgers ended a three-game skid, though they remain nine games below .500. Kershaw (8-3) gave up six hits in his second consecutive complete game, tying a season high with 11 strikeouts for the second straight outing. He didn't walk batter in his 100th career start. The 23-year-old lefty struck out the side in the fifth and his 128 strikeouts surpassed Philadelphia's Roy Halladay, who has 123, for the NL lead. Vernon Wells homered in the top of the ninth to give the Angels a 2-1 lead. Weaver allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked one.

TIGERS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 3: At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead single and the Detroit Tigers scored seven runs with two outs in the eighth inning. The Tigers trailed 2-1 when pinch-hitter Don Kelly singled with one out in the eighth off reliever Aaron Heilman (4-1). After Austin Jackson struck out, Casper Wells drew a walk. David Hernandez then came on and didn't retire any of the four batters he faced. He walked Magglio Ordonez to load the bases, allowed Cabrera's two-run single and gave up RBI singles to Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta. Brandon Inge hit a two-run single off Bryan Shaw to make it 7-2, and Kelly reached on an error, with another run scoring. Al Alburquerque (5-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief for Detroit.

RED SOX 4, PIRATES 2: At Pittsburgh, Andrew Miller got his first win with Boston, scattering five hits over six innings and Boston the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak. Miller (1-0) struck out four and allowed just one earned run. Recently promoted from the minors, he earned his first AL victory since 2007 with Detroit.

The Pirates tied a season high with four errors, preventing them from moving three games above .500 this late in the season for the first time in 12 years. Adrian Gonzalez had two hits for Boston and raised his batting average to .361, tops in the majors. Yet the Red Sox won by doing the little things, scoring their four runs on a Pittsburgh error, a pair of sacrifice flies and an RBI groundout. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances. Tim Wood (0-2) lost as Pittsburgh's normally reliable bullpen showed signs of stress following a busy week.

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