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Franco homers, then things get testy as Phillies top Rockies

By AARON BRACYAugust 14, 2016
Philadelphia Phillies' Maikel Franco celebrates after hitting a three run homer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Phillies' Maikel Franco celebrates after hitting a three run homer in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco and his Philadelphia teammates didn’t like the way the Rockies responded to his home run.

Franco hit a three-run homer, then later was in the middle of a testy exchange that led to the benches clearing and a pair of ejections as the Phillies beat Colorado 6-3 Saturday night.

On a hot, humid evening with a gametime temperature of 93 degrees and a heat index of 105, tempers flared in the fourth inning.

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