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'Dream' matchup pits Halladay vs. Carpenter

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Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay  throws a pitch during the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay throws a pitch during the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter adjusts his cap during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By David J. Phillip St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter adjusts his cap during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By David J. Phillip
St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter delivers his final pitch of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Houston. Carpenter threw a two-hitter in the Cardinals' 8-0 win. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By David J Phillip St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter delivers his final pitch of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Houston. Carpenter threw a two-hitter in the Cardinals' 8-0 win. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) By David J Phillip

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter grew up together with the Toronto Blue Jays, and the two friends have spent plenty of time competing on golf courses and fishing boats.

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The stakes will be much higher when the All-Stars go head-to-head on a mound for the first time Friday night.
  
It'll be Halladay vs. Carpenter in Game 5 with a berth in the NL championship series on the line for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.
  
The Phillies, heavy favorites entering the division series, are counting on the ace of their star-studded rotation to outduel his good buddy and put away those pesky Cardinals.

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