Phillies’ Zach Eflin pounded for nine runs in MLB debut

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Hello Zach Eflin and welcome to MLB.

The Phillies’ 22-year-old rookie started walked to the hill for the first time as a Major League ballplayer and left before he completed three innings Tuesday, as the Phillies fell to the Blue Jays 11-3.

Eflingave up three homers, including a grand slam to Josh Donaldson. He walked three and allowed nine runs on nine hits. It’s an afternoon he hopes he can soon forget.

It’s also a road trip Philly wants to forget, after dropping four of five (and three in a row in a sweep by the Nationals).

The Blue Jays and Phillies will each travel south to Citizens Bank Park where the two will continue their home-and-home series in Philly Wednesday at 7:05. Jeremy Hellickson will get the call for the Phillies.

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