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It took the Phillies one game to do what they could not do once during their last road trip: win a game. The Phillies bats came alive as they beat the Yankees, 11-8.
The offensive surge was led by Maikel Franco. In the first inning, Franco hit a solo home run off of Yankees starter Michael Pineda. That lead would quickly be relinquished as starter Kevin Correia gave up two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Phillies ended up going back on top in the third inning with an RBI single from Ryan Howard and an RBI ground out from Dominic Brown.
The game appeared out of reach with a four-run fourth inning largely due to Cesar Hernandez’s RBI double and another RBI from Franco. Franco would end the night with 5 RBI. Correia would make it interesting in the bottom of the frame as he allowed four runs, including a three-run home run from Brett Gardner. This would bring the game in reach with a score of 8-5.
Franco decided to take matters in his own hands by adding his second home run of the evening; a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Gardner did his part for the Yankees, going 4-4 with a walk. As strong as Gardner was, the Yankees were not able to score enough runs to take over the lead.
Philadelphia has scored a total of 20 runs over their last two games. They scored 19 runs total in their previous ten games, going 1-9 in that stretch. The Phillies hope to make it two in a row on the road, three in a row overall, tomorrow as they continue the interleague series in the Bronx. First pitch tomorrow is at 7:05 PM.