Phillies topple Padres 10-5 after rain delay, 6-run first inning

PHILADELPHIA - The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies were delayed about an hour Thursday night due to rain, but when the weather cleared Will Venable led off the game with his 22nd home run of the year -- giving the Padres a 1-0 lead.

However the momentum was lost when Tyson Ross couldn't get out of the first inning, giving up six runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning as the Phillies went on to defeat the Padres by a score of 10 to 5.

The Phillies' Carlos Ruiz had three hits and three RBIs and rookie Cesar Hernandez reached base four times, scored twice and drove in two runs.

Roy Halladay was in line for the win for the Phillies but couldn't get through the fifth inning after walking four straight batters and committing a throwing error. In his fourth start since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 25, Halladay gave up five runs -- four earned -- and four hits, striking out six and walking a season-high five in 4 2-3 innings.

Five Philadelphia relievers held San Diego hitless over the final four innings to lead the Phillies to their fifth victory in their last six games. Justin De Fratus (3-3) was credited with the win after getting out of a fifth-inning jam.

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