Author: The Associated Press

Franco has 4 hits as Phillies defeat Nationals 5-3

Nicked in the first inning, Aaron Nola figured he’d be fine if could find his form. Maikel Franco went 4 for 4, Carlos Santana homered and the Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday. With the Phillies leading 3-2 in the eighth, Santana sent a drive into the Philadelphia bullpen