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Galvis homers from both sides of plate

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PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis joined an interesting collection of Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

The switch-hitting shortstop hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a 9-7 victory over the Giants. He hit a first-pitch fastball from Giants left-hander Matt Moore in the second inning for a two-run home run to hand the Phillies a 4-1 lead. He then ripped a 1-2 curveball from right-hander Derek Law for a solo homer in the eighth inning to give the Phillies a 9-7 lead.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis joined an interesting collection of Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

The switch-hitting shortstop hit home runs from both sides of the plate in a 9-7 victory over the Giants. He hit a first-pitch fastball from Giants left-hander Matt Moore in the second inning for a two-run home run to hand the Phillies a 4-1 lead. He then ripped a 1-2 curveball from right-hander Derek Law for a solo homer in the eighth inning to give the Phillies a 9-7 lead.

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He is the first Phillies player to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game since Jimmy Rollins on July 21, 2011, at Wrigley Field.

"That's my brother right there, man," Galvis said about Rollins. "Yeah, it was pretty cool. It's the first time I did that in my life, and I feel pretty good about it."

Video: SF@PHI: Galvis sends a two-run homer to left field

Rollins also did it Aug. 12, 2006, against the Reds. The other two Phillies to accomplish the feat? Tomas Perez on July 24, 2001, against the Expos at Veterans Stadium, and Steve Jeltz on June 8, 1989, against the Pirates.

"Two good swings on the ball, two homers," Galvis said.

Galvis is hitting .236 with 11 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 28 RBIs and a .706 OPS this season. Only Maikel Franco (29) has more RBIs on the team.

"The power numbers are good," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said about Galvis. "I'm not going to knock it, but consistent at-bats are what we're looking for. He's got that ability to come up big. He comes up big very often, but we want him to be more consistent and get that on-base percentage up."

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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