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Francoeur’s hard work pays off with one big swing

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday he will not pull a hot bat from the Phillies’ lineup. A single home run might not make a hitter hot, but Phillies right fielder Jeff Francoeur’s three-run home run to left-center field in the sixth inning of a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park might earn him another start Thursday.