By Sam Bush

You’ll excuse the Phillies if they are relieved to come back from the left coast, even if it means facing the super team Boston Red Sox at CBP!

Especially since they got beat yesterday by a former Phillies fan fave.

Freddy Galvis hit a grand slam, Travis Jankowski stole four bases and scored three times, and the San Diego Padres beat the Phillies 9-3.

Galvis spent his first six seasons in Philly and was traded to San Diego in December for right-hander Enyel De Los Santos.

Galvis connected against Jake Arrieta in the third inning, hitting a two-out drive to center for his first career slam. It was his third homer in his last seven games and No. 8 on the season.

“I just tried to concentrate a little bit when we have those kind of situations and try to do the best I can,” Galvis said. “Today, I got a big hit and I’m thankful for that.”

Galvis is batting .455 with 10 hits, nine RBI and four multihit games against the Phils this season, but he said he doesn’t do anything different when facing his former team.

“I treat those guys like another team,” Galvis said. “I guess I’m a pro.”

Last-place San Diego won for the fifth time in seven games, including two of three against NL East-leading Philly. Joey Lucchesi (6-6) struck out six in six scoreless innings.

“We’re playing better baseball, we’re doing what we are supposed to do, we’re playing good defense, we’re pitching and were getting on base,” Galvis said.

Arrieta (9-7) permitted five runs and eight hits in five innings in his first loss since June 26. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner was 4-0 with a 2.28 ERA in his previous seven starts.

“The first three innings were just strange,” Arrieta said. “Couldn’t necessarily find it when I needed to.”

Jankowski had two hits and walked twice. He became the eighth player in franchise history to steal at least four bases in a single game. Everth Cabrera was the last player to accomplish the feat for San Diego against San Francisco on Sept. 30, 2012.

“He put pressure on them from the get-go,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “Teams feel that, and teams feel someone coming at them the way he was coming at them today.”

Jankowski singled, swiped second and scored on Hunter Renfroe’s grounder in the first. He singled and stole second again in the third before scoring on Galvis’ homer.

Jankowski also walked in the seventh and stole second and third. He scored on a throwing error by third baseman Maikel Franco, making it 6-0 Padres.

The Phils rallied with three runs in the eighth, highlighted by consecutive RBI doubles for Nick Williams and Carlos Santana against Phil Maton.

But San Diego responded with three in the bottom half. A.J. Ellis had a sacrifice fly, and Eric Hosmer drove in a run with a groundout.

Padres reliever Kazuhisa Makita pitched a scoreless ninth after being recalled from Triple-A El Paso.

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