ARLINGTON, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay allowed five hits and struck out nine in going the distance Thursday night, carrying Toronto to a 2-1 win over Texas.
Halladay, the American League's Cy Young Award winner two seasons ago, walked only one while improving to 2-0.
Russ Adams broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning by driving in a run with a ground out. Toronto, which is leading the AL East, has won five of its last six.
Pedro Astacio (0-1) was the hard-luck loser. He gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings.