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Franco, Altherr hit slams and Phillies rout Marlins 20-1

Long counts and long drives helped the Philadelphia Phillies to an easy win.

Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr each hit a grand slam, Carlos Santana and Jorge Alfaro also went deep and the Phillies routed the Miami Marlins 20-1 Saturday night.

Vince Velasquez (1-1) allowed one run and four hits, striking out six in six innings.

Franco finished with six RBIs after just missing another homer when his two-run double hit high off the left-center field wall. He has driven in 10 runs in the past two games.


Santana's shot to deep right field was his 1,000th career hit.

Manager Gabe Kapler has been impressed with his team's patient approach at the...

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