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Phils' Franco on tear entering finale vs. Marlins

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco is taking the advice of Philadelphia hitting coach Matt Stairs and starting to relax at the plate, content to drive balls to the opposite field instead of looking to pull everything to left field.

"Right now I feel really good," Franco said after hitting his second grand slam in two weeks in the Phillies' 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. "I'm not trying too hard. I'm trying to hit the ball up the middle and to the other side. That's an adjustment I've had to make."

Franco became the first Phillies player to ever hit two grand slams in April, and he is the first major league player to do so since Washington's Bryce Harper in 2016.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Hernández.338
HR: C. Hernández4
RBI: M. Franco16
SB: C. Hernández3
W: J. Hellickson3
ERA: J. Hellickson1.88
Saves: H. Neris2
K: J. Eickhoff25
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 156.714-
Miami 109.5264
Philadelphia 109.5264
NY Mets 812.4006.5
Atlanta 712.3687
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (11)
Runs: 85 (17)
Hits: 154 (22)
Home Runs: 19 (22)
Stolen Bases: 10 (15)
OBP: .314 (14)
SLG: .416 (9)
Total Bases: 256 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.26 (24)
Runs Allowed: 78 (9)
Saves: 4 (23)
Strikeouts: 143 (26)
OpBA: .242 (16)
OBP: .310 (15)
SLG: .436 (27)
Run Support: 4.76 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/24 A. Nola Placed on 10-Day DL (Lower back strain)
4/22 C. Buchholz Transferred to 60-Day DL (Flexor tear in right forearm)
4/22 T. Kelly Traded Toronto (for cash considerations)
4/21 B. Lively Sent to Minors
4/21 P. Neshek Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/21 A. Nola Lower back strain (on 10-day DL)
4/16 H. Kendrick Right abdominal strain (on 10-day DL)
4/15 C. Buchholz Flexor tear in right forearm (on 60-day DL)
3/30 Z. Eflin off 10-day DL
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