Originally written September 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
MIAMI -- After a rough start, Roy Halladay finished his final outing of the season on a positive note. Halladay (11-8) allowed four runs, three in the first inning, in five innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 Saturday. "The first inning was obviously pretty sloppy," Halladay said. "I felt like after that it got better, we scored runs and got a win out of it." Chase Utley led the offensive attack for the Phillies, driving in three runs. Carlos Ruiz and Pete Orr each drove in two runs in a 4-hour, 3-minute affair as both teams combined to use 13 pitchers. "It was a very ugly game," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "What was it, like 700 pitches between two teams, at least 700. ... Very boring, crazy game, a long one." Halladay struck out seven and walked three in bouncing back from his last outing in which he allowed seven runs in 1 2/3 innings against Atlanta. "He did better than he did th...

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