Maikel Franco

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates his RBI hit while on second base with Washington Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington.
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April 03, 2019 - 6:54 am
By David Guinsburg, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Showered by raindrops and jeers for much of the game, Bryce Harper put a bat-flipping, celebratory finish on his memorable return to Washington. Harper crushed a long home run in his final at-bat, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the...
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Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) is greeted by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (3) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of the spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Spectrum Field.
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Dave Uram
March 28, 2019 - 10:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time since 2012, and arguably as far back as 2011, the Phillies are legitimately expected to compete for a trip to the postseason, and maybe even further than that. It's one of the best days of the years: Phillies Opening Day. And there's going to be a...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Wilson Ramos is doused by Odubel Herrera after the Phillies' 7-4 win in a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia.
AP Photo/Matt Slocum
August 16, 2018 - 7:14 am
By Rob Maaddi, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team. Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes. The Phillies, who...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Maikel Franco (7) is congratulated at home plate after hitting a walk-off three-run home run against the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Philadelphia.
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August 03, 2018 - 6:29 am
By Rob Maadi, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco launched a towering drive, watched the ball clear the left-field wall and flipped his bat high in the air backward before his jubilant trot around the bases. Franco's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted the...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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July 27, 2018 - 6:14 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are having so much fun right now that Nick Williams compared them to kids at recess. Williams, Rhys Hoskins and Maikel Franco each hit two of Philadelphia's record-tying seven home runs, and the Phillies overpowered the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 on Thursday...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Yacksel Rios during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Philadelphia.
AP Photo/Matt Slocum
July 24, 2018 - 7:39 am
By Rob Maaddi, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Power got the Los Angeles Dodgers started. Patience gave them a win. Max Muncy, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson hit solo homers and Alex Verdugo scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning, lifting Los...
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Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) watches after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
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Matt Leon
June 18, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies are back home to open a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies have won their last two series. This past weekend, they won two of three in Milwaukee, wrapping up the series with a wild 10-9 victory over the...
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 Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez
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Matt Leon
April 18, 2018 - 1:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies wrap up their three-game series against the Braves Wednesday night down in Atlanta. This will be the rubber game in this series. After Atlanta won the opener on Monday, 2-1, the Phillies bounced back Tuesday night to grab a 5-1 decision in 10 innings...
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