Reading took charge of a one-run game with their four-run fourth inning, the difference in Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Erie SeaWolves at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The loss was the third straight for Erie (55-76) and the second in its weekend series against the Phillies (70-62). Reading maintained second place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division, as well as its wild-card playoff berth.
– Mike Copper
Leandro Castro led Reading’s attack with three hits, a run scored and an RBI. Tyson Gillies and Darin Ruf each totaled two hits and a run scored, with Ruf hitting his league-leading 34th home run in the third inning off Erie starter Jared Wesson (7-10).
Phillies starter Adam Morgan (3-0) allowed the SeaWolves’ two runs over his six innings of action. Daniel Fields was responsible for driving in each of them.
Erie’s Avisail Garcia joined Fields in recording two hits.