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Published October 06, 2010, 06:53 PM

Halladay Opens Playoffs with No-Hitter

Phillies Ace Throws 2nd Post-Season No-Hitter in MLB History

By: Rob Maaddi, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay has thrown the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series on Wednesday.

Halladay, who threw a perfect game at Florida on May 29, dominated the Reds with a sharp fastball and a devastating slow curve in his postseason debut. The All-Star right-hander allowed one runner, walking Jay Bruce with two outs in the fifth, and struck out eight.

Don Larsen is the only pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against Brooklyn.

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