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MIA@PHI: Kendrick strikes out five over seven solid

While it would have been hard to imagine before the season began, Kyle Kendrick has been the Phillies' most consistent starter so far this season.

The right-hander has five quality starts in six of his outings this season and has won his last two starts.

He'll look to keep that pace going Tuesday as the Phillies take on the Giants at AT&T Park.

In his previous outing Thursday against the Marlins, Kendrick allowed just two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work. He also struck out five and walked two for his third win of the season.

"I've always kind of expected this out of me," Kendrick said after his last start. "I know it hasn't been there in the past like I've wanted, the fans have wanted it, my teammates, the coaches, the organization. But I expect this out of me.

"Hopefully now I can be consistent like that and every time out give us a chance to win the game. That's the main thing as a starting pitcher. I'm feeling comfortable and confident I can do that every time out."

Meanwhile, Tim Lincecum will be on hill for the Giants in what continues to be an on-again, off-again season for the right-hander.

He allowed five runs on 10 hits in five innings of work against the D-backs on Wednesday. He also struck out six and walked none in the no-decision.

In his two starts prior to that, both against the Padres, Lincecum dominated, holding San Diego to two runs on 10 hits in 13 2/3 innings.

Phillies: Halladay goes on DL with shoulder problems
Starter Roy Halladay will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he expects to learn more about his injured right shoulder. The Phillies placed Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Monday with what they called inflammation.

"I couldn't speculate," said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., asked if thought he will see Halladay pitch again this season. "I wish I knew. Hopefully it's something minor and not something major."

Amaro said the Phillies are looking externally and internally for the long term, but indicated they will promote somebody from Triple-A Lehigh Valley for Friday's start against the D-backs in Phoenix.

Giants: Pagan sits out game
Center fielder Angel Pagan tested his mild right hamstring strain by doing some light running in the outfield before Monday's game with the Phillies.

Pagan said he didn't feel anything in his leg but agreed with Giants manager Bruce Bochy to rest it one more day.

"It's not bad to give it another day just to make sure I won't have any setbacks," Pagan said. "I'm going to prepare just like I would for any game and be ready just in case."

Worth noting
• Giants left-handed reliever Jose Mijares was expected to return to the team Monday, but he did not arrive in time for the game. As a result, the Giants placed Mijares on the restricted list. Bochy wasn't making anything out of it and anticipated Mijares would be in uniform for Tuesday night's game against the Phillies. Comments