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Scuffling Galvis happy to contribute to victory

Scuffling Galvis happy to contribute to victory


DENVER -- Freddy Galvis wasn't the first player to find a Coors Field cure for what's been ailing him at the plate, but his bat busted out of a slump in a big way Friday night.

"Freddy's been struggling a little bit," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He had two triples and four [RBIs]. That's big."

Galvis' two triples marked a career high, as did his four RBIs, giving him a 2-for-5 night at the plate that changed the complexion of the game. His hits came in the sixth and seventh innings, and helped turn a 7-2 deficit into an 8-7 lead that held up for the final score.

"Every time you make a contribution to the team, you feel good," Galvis said. "Hopefully, I keep swinging good and try to help the team."

It had been a long time since Galvis had been able to contribute much at all. His last multi-RBI game came April 17 at Cincinnati, and he entered Friday's game hitting .050 (1-for-20) in six games on the road trip and posting a .152 (12-for-79) average since May 20, with 24 strikeouts in his last 83 at-bats. He struck out in his first at-bat, but turned it around by the third time he faced Juan Nicasio, pacing the Phillies to their second consecutive victory after dropping five straight to the Brewers and Twins.

"Sometimes, that's the kind of game you need to get back on track," Galvis said. "You have to stay confident. It's a big season. We have something like 90 more games. You have to stay with your head up and try to play hard every day."

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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