PHILADELPHIA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Philadelphia pitcher Roy Halladay couldn't have hoped for a better debut in the post season.
The 33-year old pitched a complete game no-hitter in game one of the National League Divisional Series against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night. Halladay also added 8-strikeouts, but lost his shot at a perfect game in the 5th inning after walking Jay Bruce.
St. Anthony high school grad Shane Victorino made history of his own surpassing Phillies great Mike Schmidt for the club record in postseason hits with 35. On the night, Victorino went 2-4 with 2-RBI, driving in a pair of runs in the 2nd inning putting Philadelphia ahead 4-0.
That's all the run support Halladay needed as he retired the side in the 9th to complete the first no-hitter in baseball's postseason in 54 years, since the New York Yankees' Don Larsen threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 6 of the 1956 World Series.
The 4-0 win gives Philadelphia a 1-0 lead in the series.
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