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Altoona Beats Reading in an 11-2 Blowout

Altoona Beats Reading in an 11-2 Blowout

The Altoona Curve beat the Reading Phillies 11-2 on Saturday night, thanks to two separate five run innings, led by some big hitting from Chase d'Arnaud and Matt Hague.

Yung-Chi Chen led off with a double, and was moved over to third on a ground out by Anthony Norman.  After Justin Wilson struck out, Chase d'Arnaud connected with an RBI double to the left field gap, tying the game at 1-1 at the time.  Jim Negrych was hit by a pitch, and Jordy Mercer walked to load the bases.  Matt Hague hit a loop single to shallow right field, bringing in two runs, and giving the Curve a 3-1 lead.  Hector Gimenez knocked in Mercer with a single, and Miles Durham followed up with an RBI double to make it 5-1.

Altoona got their second big inning in the seventh inning.  Chase d'Arnaud led off the innin...

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