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Roy Halladay


Halladay tied Justin Verlander and Curt Schilling for the major league lead in wins with his 14th win of the season on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander allowed three runs in 7 1-3 innings. He also struck out five batters.


Halladay pitched 7 2-3 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Rangers. The Blue Jays' right-hander scattered six hits, walked two and struck out four to win his third straight start. Halladay, who was selected to his fourth All-Star team on Sunday as a starting pitcher for the American League, is tied with the Mets' Tom Glavine for the major league lead with 11 wins.


Toronto's Halladay was selected to his fourth All-Star team on Sunday as a starting pitcher for the American League. Halladay is 10-2 with a 3.22 ERA this season.


Halladay went the distance Monday night, pitching a four-hitter in a 5-1 victory over the Angels. The Blue Jays' right-hander didn't allow a hit until Tommy Murphy led off the sixth with a double. One batter later, Cabrera hit an RBI single to cut the Toronto lead to 5-1. Halladay allowed just two hits the rest of the way. He walked one and struck out six.


Halladay will miss his next scheduled start for the Blue Jays because of a forearm injury. The 28-year-old right-hander was expected to make his third start of the season Saturday in Chicago against the White Sox. Instead, he likely will pitch against Boston in a home series that begins April 21.


With Halladay's fractured left tibia slow to heal, the Toronto Blue Jays have prudently decided to shut him down for the remainder of the season. He finishes the year with a 12-4 slate and a 2.41 ERA, which currently leads the American League by more than half a run. However, his 141.2 innings will not qualify him for the ERA championship by the season's end.


Halladay will not be returning to the Toronto rotation on Monday. The Jays' ace cut short a simulated game Wednesday after three innings, saying he felt stiffness in his left leg, which was broken by a line drive last month. He was scheduled to pitch five innings on Wednesday, setting the stage for his Monday return.


If all goes well over the next few days, Halladay will return to the Toronto rotation next Monday in Anaheim, where the Jays will open a three-game series against the Angels. The 28-year-old righthander is returning from a fractured tibia in his left leg, which sidelined him on July 8.


The Toronto Blue Jays anticipate that Halladay will return to their rotation at some point this week. Perhaps it will be Sunday, when the ace's replacement, promising rookie Dustin McGowan, is scheduled to work next. It was exactly a month ago on July 8 that Halladay went down with a fractured left tibia. He is 12-4 with an American League-best 2.41 ERA in 19 starts this season.


Halladay didn't work the Thursday simulated game that was to determine if he was ready to face the Yankees on Sunday. The Toronto ace wasn't been able to participate in fielding drills leading up to Thursday's throwing session, so Halladay has been scratched from both the simulated game and the Sunday start in Toronto. Josh Towers will take the mound on Sunday for the Jays.


As part of his rehab for a broken leg suffered less than a month ago, Halladay will throw a simulated game on Thursday, which will determine if he's able to start on Sunday against the Yankees. The Blue Jays are concerned about his ability to field, rather than his arm strength.


The Toronto Blue Jays now are targeting Sunday, August 7, for Halladay's return to the rotation. The Jays' ace righthander will face the New York Yankees, returning less than a month after breaking a bone in his left leg.


After throwing on the sidelines Tuesday, Halladay worked a simulated game on Friday. The Toronto ace threw 65 pitches while facing batters for the first time since breaking his left tibia three weeks ago. Halladay faced two hitters -- backup catcher Ken Huckaby and Ernie Whitt, the team's first-base coach. Only Huckaby took some cuts.


Halladay threw on the sidelines Tuesday, and the Blue Jays' ace is now expected to return to the rotation against the Yankees during their series on August 5-7. There's even a chance he could return before that.


Halladay will miss at least one month after breaking a bone in his lower left leg when he was hit in the shin by a line drive off the bat of Kevin Mench on Friday night. At first, the injury was reported as a bruise, but x-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture. The injury will also cause Halladay to miss Tuesday's All-Star game.


On Tuesday night, Halladay went nine innings, scattered seven hits and left with the Toronto-Tampa Bay contest tied at 1-1. While the Jays' ace didn't figure in the decision, a 3-1 Toronto win in 11 innings, he lowered his ERA to 2.40 and took over the American League ERA lead from injured lefthander Kenny Rogers (2.46). Halladay is 11-4 and leads the majors with 131 innings of work.

On Tuesday night, Halladay went nine innings, scattered seven hits and left with the Toronto-Tampa Bay contest tied at 1-1. While the Jays' ace didn't figure in the decision, a 3-1 Toronto win in 11 innings, he lowered his ERA to 2.40 and took over the American League ERA lead from injured lefthander Kenny Rogers (2.46). Halladay is 11-4 and also leads the majors with 131 innings of work.


In a 4-1 Toronto win over St. Louis Monday night, Halladay went the distance with a five-hitter, shutting down the National League team with the best record to earn his 10th victory of the season. The 28-year-old righthander upped his record to 10-3 with a 2.33 ERA in 14 starts. Halladay also became the first major league hurler to surpass the 100-inning plateau this season. He leads all big leaguers with 108 innings.


Despite a mild oblique strain that threatened to force Halladay to miss his start this week, the Toronto ace turned in a dominant performance against the Minnesota Twins Sunday. He tossed a two-hit shutout over the Twins, fanning a season-high 10 without issuing a walk. The whitewash was his second of the 2005 season. He blanked the Yankees on three hits on April 29.


Halladay will work a bullpen session on Thursday, and that will determine when he might return to the Toronto rotation. If there is any discomfort or any issues with his strained oblique muscle, the Jays' righthander probably will not pitch this weekend. Jays manager John Gibbons intends to be cautious with his ace.


Halladay will miss his scheduled start Thursday against the Boston Red Sox because of a strained oblique muscle. The Toronto ace first felt the strain in his left side on Sunday, the day after he worked seven scoreless innings of a 7-0 win over Washington. The discomfort returned during his between-start throwing session on Tuesday.


Halladay will get an extra day of rest this time through the Toronto rotation, as he will start on Saturday against Washington instead of Friday. The Jays' ace has been pushed back a day after struggling Ted Lilly was restored to the starting five. Lilly will pitch Friday night in the opener of the Washington series, giving Halladay the extra day off.

Halladay is 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA in nine starts. The extra day off can't hurt. Halladay leads the major leagues with 69 innings pitched.


Halladay held the Texas Rangers' bats in check, going the distance in Thursday's 2-1 victory and notching the 16th complete game of his major league career. The Blue Jays' righthander scattered five hits, struck out nine and walked one to improve to 2-0 on the season and lower his ERA to 3.27.

After taking home the American League Cy Young honors in 2003, Halladay struggled with shoulder problems last season and was limited to just 21 starts. He went 8-8 with a 4.20 ERA in those appearances. Expect his 2005 totals to be more like 2003 than last year.