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|Halladay Pays for Plunking Byrd in 11-6 Loss
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Roy Halladay hit Marlon Byrd twice and gave up two-run homers to Geovany Soto and Alfonso Soriano after each plunking, sending the Chicago Cubs to an 11-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
Byrd became the first Cubs player in 105 years to be hit by a pitch 16 times in a season and Chicago took advantage of a rare wild night for Halladay, winning three of four in its first series since the All-Star break.
Halladay had tossed 18 consecutive scoreless innings before Chicago's four-run second, which began with Byrd getting nailed. Soto hit a two-run homer with one out and the Cubs added two more.
A similar scenario played out in the sixth, only this time it was Soriano hitting a two-run shot to left for his 17th homer.
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