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Phillies Score 20 Runs Against Marlins, Hit Four Homers, Two Grand Slams

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Through their first six games of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies scored a total of 19 runs.

On Saturday night, they surpassed that amount with a 20-1 home rout of the Miami Marlins.

Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr hit grand slams in the first and third innings, respectively, while Carlos Santana (three-run) and Jorge Alfaro (solo) also went deep in the game.

Both grand slams were hit off Marlins starter Dillon Peters, who allowed nine earned runs in 2 2/3 innings, and became the first pitcher in Marlins history to allow two grannies in one game.

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez earned his first win of the year, tossing six innings of one-run ball.

The game was the most lopsided loss in Marlins history. In 1999, they lost 18-0 to the Atlanta Braves.

For the Phillies, it was their first 20-run game since July 2009 (22-1 against the Cincinnati Reds), and their first game with two grand slams since April 2009 (Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez), both per NBC Sports.

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Phillies Acquire Justin Bour

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour, along with cash considerations, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

The Marlins will cover roughly half of Bour’s remaining salary for the season, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

 

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Diamondbacks Bring Back Brad Ziegler Via Trade

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have brought back reliever Brad Ziegler after completing a trade with the Miami Marlins, according to The Athletic.

Ziegler, 38, spent 2011 to 2016 with Arizona.

Currently, Ziegler is 1-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 10 saves this season with Miami.

 

 

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Marlins To Designate JB Shuck, Activate Garrett Cooper

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The Miami Marlins are designating veteran outfielder JB Schuck for assignment, according to Sirius XM’s Craig Mish.

In a corresponding move, Miami will activate Garrett Cooper from the disabled list, who makes his return after suffering a fractured wrist on a hit-by-pitch early this season.

Shuck, 31, has struggled mightily, posting a battling line of .192/.255/.231.

Cooper, 27, was picked up from the New York Yankees over the winter.

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