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 ga...

To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.