(Reuters) - Philadelphia's two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay lost his third consecutive game when the San Diego Padres squeezed out a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman assured the Padres the win with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, and Edinson Volquez held the Phillies to six hits and a run in six innings. He struck out five.
Halladay (3-3), who won the American League's top pitching award in 2003 and the National League's in 2010, struck out 10 and walked only one in scattering seven hits over seven innings.
But he could not get the support he needed from Philadelphia batters in going winless for the fifth consecutive game. His last victory was on April 16.
The Phillies scored first on Freddy Galvis' RBI double in the second before the Padres responded in the third on Will Venable's double, then got the winner in the seventh on Guzman's sacrifice fly.
Philadelphia had a runner on third in the ninth but Hunter Pence struck out to end the game.
(Reporting By Gene Cherry in Raleigh North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)