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Reading Phillies �7, �Altoona Curve �4 (box)
Thirteen hits by the Curve were not enough, and even though the Curve pitchers held the R-Phils to 7 hits, two late-inning home runs gave the R-Phils the edge.
The Curve scored early, with 2 runs in the 1st and the 3rd innings. �SS Chase d'Arnaud and CF Gorkys Hernandez began the game with two singles, and 2B Josh Harrison bunted them over to second and third bases. �1B Matt Hague's single drove in both d'Arnaud and Hernandez to give the Curve a 2-0 lead. �In the 3rd, back-to-back doubles by Hague and 3B Jordy Mercer brought in one run. �Mercer moved to third base on Gimenez's grounder, then scored on a wild pitch.
Starter Bryan Morris gave up an unearned run in the 2nd inning. �The first batter of the inning reached base on a fielding error by Hague at first base, and a sacrifice bunt moved him to second base. �A passed ball moved the runner to third, and he scored on a squeeze bunt. �Another run scored in the 4th inning, this one earned,...

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