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Roy Halladay hurls no -hitter as Phillies dump Reds

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter in his playoff debut to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of their best-of-five National League Division Series.Halladay's gem was the first no-hitter thrown in a Major League Baseball post-season game since Don Larsen tossed a perfect game for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series.The final out was registered on a weak dribbler in front of the plate hit by Brandon Phillips that catcher Carlos Ruiz gobbled up and threw to first base to end the game.The masterpiece came in Halladay's first post-season start after 13 seasons and 169 wins. The only Reds hitter to reach base was Jay Bruce on a two-out walk in the fifth inning.Ruiz, who threw from his knees to retire Phillips, jumped up and rushed toward the mound to embrace Halladay while the rest of the reigning National League champion squad joined in the celebration as the Citizens Bank P...

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