Halladay (15-2) matched the club record for consecutive wins set
by Roger Clemens in 1998 and is the first major league pitcher to
win 15 straight decisions since Clemens won 16 in a row for the New
York Yankees in 2001.The 26-year-old right-hander became baseball's first 15-game
winner. Halladay, pitching on three days' rest for the third time
this season, allowed just two hits while striking out four and
walking none.He hasn't lost in 20 starts since April 15 at Yankee Stadium.Carlos Delgado hit his AL-leading 30th home run, becoming the
first Toronto player to hit 30 or more home runs in seven
consecutive seasons.Aquilino Lopez pitched the final two innings to complete the
three-hitter, giving up a home run to Larry Bigbie in the eighth.Delgado homered and hit an RBI double as the Blue Jays tied a
season high with a seven-run fourth inning.Delgado led off with his homer, Tom Wilson hit an RBI single,
and Mike Bordick and Vernon Wells each hit two-run doubles.
Delgado's RBI double gave Toronto an 8-0 lead.Baltimore starter Rodrigo Lopez (3-6) tied a season high by
allowing eight runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings.Wells' 28th homer, a solo shot off Travis Driskill in the sixth,
gave Toronto a 10-0 lead.
Rube Marquard and Tim Keefe share the major league record
of winning 19 consecutive decisions. Marquard did it for the New
York Giants in 1912 and Keefe did it for New York in 1888. ...
Halladay went 6-0 in May, 5-0 in June and is 4-0 in July. ...
Delgado went 3-for-3 with a walk. ... The Blue Jays took two of
three from the Orioles. ... Halladay opened the season 0-2 in his
first six outings.