Cardinals Fall In NLDS Opener

6 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, October 01 2011 Oct 1, 2011 Saturday, October 01, 2011 6:17:00 PM CDT October 01, 2011 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

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 win.

Game 2 is Sunday night, with Cliff Lee pitching for Philadelphia against Chris Carpenter, who is starting on three days' rest.

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