Halladay became the first 16-game winner in the major leagues and
each hit two-run homers to lead the
to a 7-3 victory, snapping a six-game losing skid against Tampa Bay.
swept a three-game series at SkyDome last week and were trying to complete another three-game sweep of the
on Wednesday. But Halladay (16-3) was standing in the way.
Tampa Bay did manage nine hits against Toronto's ace, but Halladay again displayed impeccable control, walking none and striking out six. He threw 106 pitches, 76 of which were strikes.
In his last start on August 1, Halladay had his record-tying 15-game winning streak broken in a 5-0 loss at Anaheim.
"I felt a lot better than the last time out," said Halladay, who improved to 6-0 in afternoon games this season. "This was my first game against them (Tampa Bay) this season and they're not a fun team to pitch to. They have beaten us a lot this year.
"The two doubles were the only pitches that I left over the plate," Halladay said. "Otherwise, I was happy with my location."
Halladay was opposed by Kennedy (3-9), who had a 6-0 career record against the
and allowed just one hit in the first three innings.
"He's had some success against us but we didn't know he was 6-0," Berg said.
After giving up an unearned run in the fourth inning, the 24-year-old Kennedy yielded a two-run homer in each of the next two innings.
led off the fifth with a single and Berg followed with a home run to left field, giving the
a 3-2 lead.
"It was a fastball and the first time I've pulled the ball in a while," Berg said.
singled to start the sixth and, one out later, Kielty also pulled a fastball over the left field wall to increase the lead to 5-2.
"I just made two bad pitches, that's it," said Kennedy, who is 0-6 in nine starts since a victory at Toronto on May 13. "I know I can pitch. I just can't get any results right now. It's just a matter of time."