Placido Polanco, Ryan Howard Set Philadelphia Phillies Franchise Records

By Cody Swartz

In an explosive day for the offense, the Philadelphia Phillies had two players set franchise records.

With his two-run single in the seventh inning, Placido Polanco set an all-time Phillies record with 39 hits in April. And with his grand slam in the fifth inning, Ryan Howard set an all-time Phillies record with 27 RBIs in the month of April.

Polanco has been on fire all season, bringing a .389 batting average into the game, good for second-best in the National League. He has been a bright spot for a team that has really struggled to score runs this season.

Howard, in the first year of a five-year, $125 million contract extension, hit a two-run home run back in the fourth inning and a grand slam an inning later.

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