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Kendrick Gets The Standing O

PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Kendrick got something Friday typically reserved for Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.

He got a standing ovation.

He allowed four hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings in Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. He had his 21-inning scoreless streak snapped in the seventh, but he improved to 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA (two earned runs in 21 2/3 innings) in his last three starts. Kendrick, who has heard his share of boos from Phillies fans over the years, heard cheers as manager Charlie Manuel removed him from the game after giving up a two-out, two-run home run in the seventh.

Kendrick should be seeing a starting role in the 2013 Season.