ALLENTOWN - Andrew Carpenter struck out seven in a strong outing and got shutout relief from Mike Zagurski and Scott Mathieson as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat the Buffalo Bisons, 2-1, in the International League on Wednesday.

Reading 5, Portland 2

READING - Matthew Rizzotti's three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth pushed the Phillies past the Sea Dogs in the Eastern League. Rizzotti also slugged a two-run homer in the third and had all five of Reading's RBIs.

Trenton 7, Erie 6

TRENTON - Brandon Laird ripped a two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Thunder the Eastern League win and overcome three homers by the Seawolves' Wilkin Ramirez.

Lakewood 11, Hagerstown 10

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - An error and an infield out allowed the BlueClaws to score the winning run in a wild victory in the South Atlantic League.

Buffalo 100 000 000 - 0 6 0

Lehigh Valley 100 100 000 - 2 6 1

W: Carpenter (5-4). L: Misch (4-1). S: Mathieson (8).

Portland 002 000 010 - 3 7 1

Reading 002 000 003 - 5 10 0

W: Stutes (3-0). L: Cox (0-3). HR: R-Rizzotti,2 (4).

Erie 100 001 031 - 5 11 0

Trenton 040 010 002 - 7 12 1

W: Wordekemper (2-0). L: Marte (0-1).

HR: E-Ramirez, 3 (13); T-Laird (9)

Hagerstown 000 201 061 - 10 12 2

Lakewood 020 006 003 - 11 15 2

W: Zeid (3-2). L: Vasquez (2-3). HR: H-Souza (8).