Roy Halladay shelled as Phillies routed by Indians, 14-2
Roy Halladay's first start in Cleveland in four years did not go exactly as planned.
Halladay allowed a season-high eight runs, including three two-run homers, in 3 2-3 innings Tuesday night as the Indians rolled to a 14-2 interleague victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Carlos Santana, Mark Reynolds, and Lonnie Chisenhall each homered off Halladay (2-3), who was tagged for a season-high nine hits in his second-shortest outing of 2013.
Cleveland added four more homers — two by Ryan Raburn — off Phillies relievers Chad Durbin and Raul Valdes. The Indians' seven homers were a major league season high, while their 14 runs were the most allowed by Philadelphia this year.
"You can't make a lot of mistakes when a team is that hot swinging the bat," said Halladay, an eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young winner. "They didn't chase a lot of balls out of the zone and they hit my bad pitches. Even some of my good pitches got hit.
"If you catch any other team any other time, you would be OK with those pitches, but not tonight. I really had to be spot-on with them, and I wasn't."
Halladay walked two and struck out three as his ERA ballooned to 6.75. In his previous three starts, the 35-year-old right-hander was 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA, but he said he wasn't concerned about his poor outing.
Neither was Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, who pointed out that Durbin and Valdes gave up two homers apiece in 3 1/3 combined innings. Cleveland has won three games in a row by a combined score of 33-5.
"The best thing about that game was we got through it, I guess," Manuel said. "Every ball they hit was hard. What can you say? I don't know how you stop them on nights like tonight. They were putting good swings on (Halladay), but they were putting good swings on everybody."
Philadelphia designated hitter Delmon Young homered in his first at-bat with the team and reached base three times, while first baseman Ryan Howard extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
Young was activated off the disabled list earlier in the day and went 2 for 3 with a hit by pitch. The 2012 ALCS MVP underwent right ankle surgery in November and earned a $250,000 bonus for being placed on the 25-man active roster.
"Delmon swung the bat good," Manuel said. "I was happy about that."
Second baseman Chase Utley accounted for the Phillies' other run with a solo homer in the sixth off Indians starter Zach McAllister (2-3). The right-hander went seven strong innings, scattering five hits while striking out four to snap Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.
Cleveland scored four runs apiece in the first, fourth and fifth innings, then added two more in the seventh on solo homers by Raburn and Drew Stubbs off Valdes. Durbin allowed two-run shots by Raburn and Michael Brantley in the fifth.
The Phillies trailed 8-1 when Halladay was pulled in the fourth, denying him the opportunity to win his 202nd career game.
"The ball was carrying out tonight," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We had good at-bats and I thought we had a real good approach."
Raburn and Stubbs — batting eighth and ninth, respectively — led Cleveland with three hits apiece. Reynolds, Jason Giambi, and Jason Kipnis each had two hits for the Indians, whose nine home games are the fewest in the big leagues.
"They just had a real good game," Manuel said.
Cleveland outfielder Nick Swisher, who is in a 4-for-28 slump, did not play because of a sore left shoulder. Francona said he also could miss the two-game series finale Wednesday. Outfielder Michael Bourn, who hasn't played since April 14 with a lacerated right index finger, was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list but will be sidelined for at least a few more days. Bourn played with the Phillies in 2006-07.
The interleague game featured managers who had guided both teams.
Manuel went 220-190 with the Indians from 2000-2002, while Francona was 285-363 with Philadelphia from 1997-2000.
NOTES: The Indians have played a major league-low nine home games this year. They opened a nine-game homestand. ... The teams wrap up their two-game interleague series Wednesday as Philadelphia LHP Cliff Lee (2-1) faces the Indians for the first time since Cleveland traded him to the Phillies during the 2009 season. "It doesn't feel like it's been that long since I played here," said Lee, who won the AL Cy Young in 2008. "Tomorrow is just another outing, but it's going to be interesting and it's going to be neat." ... RHP Trevor Bauer (0-1) will be called up from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Indians. He lost his only start of the season against Tampa Bay on April 6, walking seven and allowing three runs in five innings. ... Phillies OF Ben Revere (sore quadriceps) returned from a four-game absence and batted ninth, going hitless in three at-bats. ... Manuel said Young will likely play in right field Wednesday.
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