Halladay, Werth lead Phillies past Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay had another impressive outing, Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Thursday.

There was a moment of silence before the game for former Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts, who died Thursday morning.

Halladay (6-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. He tied a season-high with nine strikeouts, and even talked manager Charlie Manuel into letting him get one more out after allowing a run in the seventh.

Raul Ibanez also homered for the Phillies, who took the last three in a 4-game series matching a pair of NL division leaders.

Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse (0-2) allowed five runs - three earned - and nine hits in four innings.

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