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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' Lance Berkman (12) hits a three-run home run in the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies  Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman (12) hits a three-run home run in the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum
St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman (12) hits a three-run home run in the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies  Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman (12) hits a three-run home run in the first inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum

 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ryan Howard hit a huge home run, Roy Halladay overcame a shaky start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6 Saturday night in the opener of their NL division series.
   Howard shook off his season-ending strikeout last October to hit a go-ahead shot in a five-run sixth inning.
   Halladay retired the last 21 batters he faced as the NL East champions began their all-or-nothing postseason run with a comeback win.
   Game 2 is Sunday night, with Cliff Lee pitching for Philadelphia against Chris Carpenter, who is starting on three days' rest.
 

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