Francisco, Valdez come up big for Phillies

As Ben Francisco danced across home plate with the winning run in the Phillies’ last-gasp first victory Friday, teammates engulfed him in one of those bouncing celebratory circles that are mandatory exclamation points after walk-off wins.
For Francisco, who must replace Jayson Werth after rarely performing in public over the last 11/2 seasons, the mass hug could be symbolic as well as real.

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