Halladay makes appearance, Phils beat Jays

Roy Halladay allowed two runs over 4 1-3 innings in his first big league spring training appearance in 11 days, prepping for the regular season in the Philadelphia Phillies' 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner had not pitched in a major league game since March 17, when he came out of a start against Baltimore after one inning due to a stomach virus. He pitched in a minor league exhibition last Saturday.

"Physically this is as good as I've felt coming out of spring training in probably five years as far as total body," Halladay said. "Stuff-wise, I think location and movement I'm just a click behind where I want to be."

Against the Blue Jays, he gave up eight hits and two walks and struck out two. Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind hit consecutive RBI singles in the third.

Toronto starter Brandon Morrow gave up three runs - two earned - and six hits in seven innings.






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