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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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Marlins Have “No Intention” Of Trading Caleb Smith

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The Miami Marlins don’t plan on dealing left-hander Caleb Smith as the trade deadline approaches, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

The Marlins have been stuck in what seems to be a never-ending rebuild and have traded off a ton of assets in recent seasons, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them selling off more talent at the deadline.

Smith, 27, who is currently on the 10-day IL due to some inflammation in his hip, has posted a 3.41 ERA through 66 innings this season.

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Marlins Fire Hitting Coach Mike Pagliarulo

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The Miami Marlins have announced that they have fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

Pagliarulo took the post ahead of the 2016 season after previously serving as a hitting coach in Triple-A.

Pagliarulo will be replaced by Jeff Livesey on an interim basis, and Eric Duncan will take the role of assistant hitting coach.

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Marlins Release Dan Straily

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The Miami Marlins have released right-hander Dan Straily, according to Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill (h/t MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro).

Straily will be going on release waivers and is he clears, he will his free agency Wednesday afternoon.

Straily, 30, pitched the tune of a 4.20 ERA last season for the Marlins.

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