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Alvarez Joins Marauders; Harrison Back to Pirates

Alvarez Joins Marauders; Harrison Back to Pirates

Reading Phillies  9,   Altoona Curve  7[ box ]The Curve thought they had this game well in hand with a 6-3 lead going into the top of the 9th.  A 6-run explosion by the R-Phils in the top of the 9th changed that thought.  The Curve began with a run in the bottom of the 1st on a double by CF Starling Marte and singles by 2B Brock Holt and RF Andrew Lambo.  Marte drove in a second run in the 2nd, after LF Quincy Latimore was hit by a pitch and sacrificed to second by pitcher Kyle McPherson.  McPherson had allowed a hit in each of the first two innings, then gave up a run in each of the 3rd and 4th.  A walk, a stolen base, and a double brought in the run in the 3rd, and a walk, a double, and a ground out gave the R-Phils the run in the 4th, tying the game at 2-2.  The Curve broke the tie in the bottom of the 5th with a 4-run rally.  Marte got this one going too, with his third hit and second double of the game.  He tagged up and advan...

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