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Phillies Score 20 Runs In Win Against Marlins

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  • Phillies Score 20 Runs In Win Against Marlins

    Maikel Franco, Aaron Altherr crush grand slams as Phillies rout Marlins 20-1

    PHILADELPHIA -- 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.

    Franco finished with six RBI 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 plate. Philadelphia's hitters walked six times and saw 200 pitches.

    Franco's homer in the first made it 5-1. Altherr's drive in the third extended the lead to 9-1. He was 1 for 19 this season before putting one in the seats in left.

    The Phillies had not hit two slams in one game since Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez connected against Washington on April 27, 2009.

    They scored 19 runs combined in the first six games before becoming the first NL team to score 20 in one of its first 10 games of a season since the 1954 Chicago Cubs.