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Today's POTD looks at the first time Roy Halladay pitched in Toronto in an enemy uniform.
Carlos Villaneuva drew the tough assignment of facing 'Doc' Halladay but kept the Phillies in check by allowing two runs over the first five innings.Roy Halladay held the Jays bats down by pitching three shutout frames.Jose Bautista emphatically ended Halladay's shutout bid emphatically by belting a home run to lead off the fourth inning. Bautista's 26th dinger of the season tied the game at 1-1.The Phillies were up 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth when Corey Patterson scored on a John McDonald RBI single.McDonald would also come home on an Eric Thames single to give the Jays a 3-2 lead.Lefty Luis Perez relieved Carlos Villaneuva with two outs and a runner on second in the seventh as the Jays clinged to a 3-2 lead.Chase Utley would take Perez deep for a two-run homer to put the Phillies on top 4-3.Octavio Dotel came in to bail out Perez in the eighth by getting Carlos Ruiz...
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