Halladay gets help to beat Nationals again, 5-4

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 30, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

May 30, 2011 1:45:17 PM PDT
Roy Halladay beat the Washington Nationals for the 10th straight time, thanks to some help from Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez.

Halladay (7-3) allowed 10 hits and four runs over 7 innings, striking out five without a walk. Howard and Ibanez hit back-to-back homers in the fourth and each drove in a run in Philadelphia's seventh-inning rally for a 5-4 win Monday.

Halladay gave up solo home runs to Michael Morse, Danny Espinosa and Laynce Nix, the first time this season he's given up multiple homers in a game. Halladay had allowed a total of two home runs in his first 11 starts.

Ryan Madson pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 12 chances.

Halladay is 11-1 against the Nationals and Expos franchise since losing June 28, 2002, in Montreal.