Galvis Leads Padres Over Phillies for Series Win

Shortstop's grand slam paces the Friars over Philly

The Phillies sent shortstop Freddy Galvis to the Padres in an off-season trade. If seller's remorse is a thing then Philly might have it.

Philadelphia's shortstop play was so bad they had to swing a trade for veteran Asdrubal Cabrera near the deadline then had to watch their old teammate go bonkers against them.

Galvis had two hits, including a grand slam, to lead the Padres to a 9-3 win on Sunday at Petco Park. In six games against Philly, Galvis has 10 hits and nine RBI.

His 3rd inning salami was set up in part by Travis Jankowski, who also had a monster day. Jankowski stole four bases, a new career high, and the Padres as a team swiped six bags. They hadn't done that in seven years.

After winning just five games in the month of July the Padres have won six already in June and all of them have come against teams that were in first place when they played (the Cubs, Brewers, and Phillies).

Rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi worked 6.0 shutout innings to get his 6th win of the year. On Monday the Friars open an interleague series at Petco Park against the Angels.

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