PHILADELPHIA - Ben Francisco and Raul Ibanez homered, and Roy Halladay threw eight strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Halladay (6-3) struck out seven and walked one for the NL East-leading Phillies.
Francisco hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Ibanez hit a solo homer in the fourth to give Hallday the support he needed to end a personal two-game losing streak. Halladay lost consecutive complete games because the Phillies failed to score more than two runs in either start.
C.J. Wilson (4-3) had an otherwise strong outing for Texas, striking out 10 in seven innings.