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Frandsen has history with walk-off victim Torres

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PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Frandsen's walk-off homer Saturday did not come without its own share of history.

Frandsen hit the towering shot, which made the Phillies 8-7 winners against the Mets, off Carlos Torres, a fellow San Francisco Bay Area native. Frandsen, whose heroics came in a pinch-hitting role, said he's faced Torres a handful of times, dating back to when he was a junior in high school.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Frandsen's walk-off homer Saturday did not come without its own share of history.

Frandsen hit the towering shot, which made the Phillies 8-7 winners against the Mets, off Carlos Torres, a fellow San Francisco Bay Area native. Frandsen, whose heroics came in a pinch-hitting role, said he's faced Torres a handful of times, dating back to when he was a junior in high school.

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It was Frandsen's first career walk-off homer in the Majors, and according to the San Jose, Calif., product, his first home run to end a game since he was playing in a summer league during college. Ironically, that home run, Frandsen said, came against a team that Torres was a part of.

"You know the funny thing? It was probably his summer league team in college," Frandsen said. "I hit one against them. That was the last time I hit a walk-off homer."

Frandsen was hitting .280 in 45 games this season entering Sunday, and Saturday's blast was his second walk-off hit of the season. His three-run double lifted the Phillies against the Royals on April 6.

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

 

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