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Chen’s Orioles lose to Blue Rays

LIFE’S A PITCH:Chen Wei-yin made his first start of the season, while elsewhere, the Red Sox made their best start to a season since 1999

Staff writer, with CNA and AP, NEW YORK

Halladay (0-1), who struggled with a sore shoulder last season and had a difficult spring training, gave up five runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner struck out nine, but dropped to 0-4 with an 8.00 ERA in his last seven starts against Atlanta.

Paul Maholm (1-0) allowed six hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Gattis led off the fourth inning of his first major league game with a drive to left.

The Phillies were just 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

In other National League games on Wednesday it was:

‧ Nationals 3, Marlins 0

‧ Mets 8, Padres 4

‧ Pirates 3, Cubs 0

‧ Rockies 7, Brewers 3

‧ Giants 5, Dodgers 3

‧ Diamondbacks 10, Cardinals 9

INTERLEAGUE

AP, Cincinnati, Ohio

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer in his new role as the Cincinnati Reds’ cleanup hitter, and Joey Votto drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single as the Reds beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4.

Votto’s first hit of the season off left-hander Scott Downs (0-1) deflected off the glove of first baseman Albert Pujols and rolled into the outfield, allowing Choo Shin-soo to score from second base. Choo reached when he was hit by a pitch and advanced on a sacrifice.

Votto had been 0 for 6 heading into the decisive at-bat.

Phillips moved into the cleanup spot because of Ryan Ludwick’s injury and hit the Reds’ first homer of the season. He connected for a three-run shot against C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning.

Left-hander Aroldis Chapman (1-0) walked one in the ninth, throwing a 99mph pitch that hit the backstop screen.

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