Phillies win Game 1 of NLDS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard hit a huge home run, Roy

Halladay overcame a shaky start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat

the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6 Saturday night in the opener of their

NL division series.

Howard shook off his season-ending strikeout last October to hit

a go-ahead shot in a five-run sixth inning.

Halladay retired the last 21 batters he faced as the NL East

champions began their all-or-nothing postseason run with a comeback


Game 2 is Sunday night, with Cliff Lee pitching for Philadelphia

against Chris Carpenter, who is starting on three days' rest.