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Phillies' Zach Eflin pounded for nine runs in MLB debut

The Phillies head back to Philadelphia licking their wounds after an ugly road trip.
Zach Eflin was killing in in the minors before his call up this week.Getty Images

Hello Zach Eflin and welcome to MLB.

The Phillies' 22-year-old rookie started walked to the hill for the first time as a Major League ballplayer and left before he completed three innings Tuesday, as the Phillies fell to the Blue Jays 11-3.

Eflingave up three homers, including a grand slam to Josh Donaldson. He walked three and allowed nine runs on nine hits. It's an afternoon he hopes he can soon forget.

It's also a road trip Philly wants to forget, after dropping four of five (and three in a row in a sweep by the Nationals).

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