Fightin Phils replay: Reading 6, Hartford

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Jun. 10—Wednesday's game

Reading 6

Hartford 5

Game recap: The Fightin Phils threw out the potential tying run at the plate to end the game as they beat the Yard Goats for their season-high third straight win in a Double-A Northeast League game at FirstEnergy Stadium

With Reading up 6-4 with a runner on second and two outs in the ninth, Hartford's Coco Montes tripled, but a relay from center fielder Arquimedes Gamboa to first baseman to Madison Stokes to catcher Nick Matera nailed Montes at the plate.

Reading (8-24) remains in last place in the Northeast Division, but is just one game behind Hartford (9-23).

James McArthur allowed one run on one hit in 4 2/3 innings for Reading, but walked six. Tyler Carr (1-0) earned the victory by allowing a run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Despite the drama in the ninth, Jakob Hernandez recorded the save, his second.

Matera went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

After Hartford took a 1-0 lead in the second, McArthur tied with an RBI single, his first professional hit in his first pro at-bat to tie it. A second run scored on the play on a throwing error to give the Fightins the lead for good.

Jorge Bonifacio doubled home a run for Reading in the third to make it 3-1. Matera's homer, a two-run shot, made it 5-2 in the sixth.

Hartford cut it to 5-4 in the seventh on a two-run single by Taylor Snyder.

Reading added an insurance run in the eighth on a two-out single by Matera that knocked in Madison Stokes, who had doubled.

Phillers: Fightins shortstop Bryson Stott went 2-for-4 to lift his average to .280 in eight games since being promoted to Double-A. He is 5-for-8 with two homers in his last two games. ... Left-hander Kyle Dohy joined Reading from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He had a 10.38 in 4 1/3 innings over five games for the IronPigs.

On deck: The Fightins and Yard Goats meet in the third game of the six-game series Thursday at 7:05 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Left-hander Josh Hendrickson is scheduled to make his first Double-A start for the Fightins. He was 0-1 with a 2.75 ERA in 19 2/3 innings with High Single-A Jersey Shore.

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