READING - A trio of long, windblown home runs led the Reading Phillies past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 7-4, yesterday afternoon in the Eastern League.
Javon Moran lofted a 426-foot shot to left field in the third inning; Matt Padgett smacked a 402-foot, three-run homer to right in the fifth; and Mike Costanzo hit a 456-foot smash to center in the same inning.
Six of the Phillies' 10 hits went for extra bases. Aaron Mathews homered in the second for the Cats' only run.
Reading righthander Kyle Kendrick won for the first time since April 24. He allowed eight hits over eight innings and struck out five.
The victory was the fifth in a row for the Phillies (20-17).
Erie 2, Trenton 1
ERIE - Mark Hollimon scored on a passed ball in the 10th inning to give the SeaWolves a win over the Thunder in the Eastern League.
The loss snapped Trenton's three-game winning streak.
Trenton's Brett Smith entered the game with the second-lowest ERA (1.24) in the league. He allowed only one hit over eight innings - a homer by Erick Almonte in the fifth.
Erie starter Eddie Bonine held the Thunder to one run and four hits in eight innings.
Trenton (24-11) tied the game in the eighth as Matt Carson tripled and scored on a fielder's choice by Gabe Lopez.
Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2
OTTAWA, Ontario - Joe Inglett doubled in the winning run in the top of the 10th off reliever Brian Sanches as the Bisons beat the Lynx in the Internatinal League.
Trent Durrington's sacrifice fly off Anderson Garcia had tied the game for Buffalo in the top of the ninth.
Jim Rushford doubled in a run for the Lynx.
Wilmington canceled. The Blue Rocks' Carolina League game at Lynchburg, Va., was rained out. It will not be made up because the teams are not scheduled to meet again in the season's first half.
Camden postponed. The Riversharks' Atlantic League game at the Newark Bears was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 11:05 this morning.
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WP: Kyle Kendrick (3-4). LP: Kyle Yates (0-2). Save: Julio De La Cruz (3). HR: NH-Aaron Mathews (3); R-Javon Moran (2), Matt Padgett (2), Mike Costanzo (8). A: 6.901.
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WP: Kevin Ardoin (1-3). LP: Jeff Kennard (0-3). HR: E-Erick Almonte (1). A: 3,569.
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