OTTAWA, Ontario - Matt Childers allowed two runs in eight innings and drove in a pair with a double to lead the Ottawa Lynx past the Louisville Bats, 7-2, in the International League last night.

Reading 7, Connecticut 1

READING - Matt Maloney and two relievers limited the Defenders to five hits as the Phillies won the Eastern League game.

Jesus Merchan, who has 13 hits in his last 20 at-bats, went 3 for 4 to boost his average to .400.

New Britain 2, Trenton 1

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Felix Molina's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth sent the Rock Cats past the Thunder in the Eastern League. Trenton lost its second straight after starting the season 19-2.

Lakewood 9, Lake Co. 7

EASTLAKE, Ohio - Jason Donald homered twice to help Kyle Drabek win his second straight for the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.

Wilmington 10, Potomac 7

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Mario Lisson went 3 for 5 with three RBIs to lead the Blue Rocks past the Nationals in the Carolina League.

Long Island 9, Camden 6

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - L.J. Biernbaum had a double and two RBIs, but the Riversharks lost their Atlantic League opener to the Ducks.

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WP: Matt Childers (3-1). LP: Mike Gosling (0-1). A: 1,301.

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WP: Matt Maloney (3-1). LP: Garrett Broshuis (0-4). HR: C-Brian Horwitz (1). A: 9,001.

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WP: Daniel Powers (1-2). LP: Jeff Kennard (0-1). A: 7,104.

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WP: Kyle Drabek (2-0). LP: Carlton Smith (1-2). S: Ronald Hill (4). HR: LC-Ramon Hernandez (1); Lw.-Jason Donald (2). A:5,947.

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Potomac201001111 -7122

WP: Kevin Haltiwanger (1-2) LP: David Trahan (1-2) HR: P-Ian Desmond (4). A:2,499.

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WP: P. Ahearne (1-0). LP: R. Costello (0-1). HR: C-D. Maness (1); L-D. Wathan (1), J. Piedra (1), J. Pogue (1). A: 6,120.