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Phillies Minor League Report: Cody Asche's four-RBI game lifts IronPigs to victory

Here’s a rundown on how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Monday, May 20.

Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Monday, May 20:

Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A

The IronPigs routed the Rochester Red Wings, 14-5, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

Lehigh Valley wasted no time jumping on Rochester right-hander Cole De Vries and posted crooked numbers in four of the first five innings of the game.

After a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first, second baseman Cesar Hernandez got the hit parade started with an RBI triple. Third baseman Cody Asche knocked Hernandez in with a groundout.

The IronPigs didn't let up in the second inning. Shortstop Pete Orr recorded a bases-loaded, two-RBI double. Asche added another RBI with a sacrifice fly.

In the third inning, Orr hit a three-run home run to right field to make the score 9-1. Orr finished the game 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored.

The Red Wings started to chip away at the lead with a four-run fifth inning, but the IronPigs answered with a five-run fifth to put the game out of reach, highlighted by Asche's two-run triple. Asche went 1-for-4 with four RBI.

Left fielder Darin Ruf singled in the eighth inning to snap an 0-for-21 skid at the plate.

Relievers Joe Savery, Michael Stutes and Jake Diekman pitched scoreless innings to close out the victory.

The IronPigs improved to 19-25 and will finish a four-game series against the Red Wings on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Lehigh Valley has not announced a starting pitcher yet.

Reading Fightin Phils – Double A

The Fightin Phils beat the Altoona Curve, 6-3, at FirstEnergy Field in Reading.

In the first inning, Reading used a two-out rally to take an early lead. Catcher Cameron Rupp hit a two-run home run to left field.

Altoona cut into the lead with a run in both the fourth and fifth innings, but the IronPigs got those runs back by way of the long ball. Shortstop Edgar Duran knocked a two-run home run out of the park to make the score 5-2.

That was all the runs IronPigs right-handed starter Seth Rosin needed. Rosin (2-3, 3.68 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk over eight innings to earn the victory. He struck out eight hitters.

First baseman Jim Murphy added a solo home run in the eighth inning. The home run lifted Murphy to the Eastern League lead in RBI (33) and tied him for the lead league in home runs (10).

The Fightin Phils (16-26) will continue a four-game series Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Left-hander Jesse Biddle (2-3, 2.95 ERA) takes the hill for Reading.

Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced

The Threshers' game against the Charlotte Stone Crabs was postponed due to rain.

Clearwater (22-20) will play a doubleheader Tuesday.

Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A

The BlueClaws beat the Delmarva Shorebirds, 3-1, at Arthur W. Purdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland.

Lakewood was put into an early 1-0 hole with sloppy play in the field. The leadoff batter reached on an error, moved to second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt. The Shorebirds used a sacrifice fly to score.

In the third inning, The BlueClaws erased the deficit with a two-out RBI double off the bat of shortstop Roman Quinn.

The BlueClaws took the lead in the sixth inning. Larry Greene doubled with two outs and a runner on first to put runners in scoring position for Mitch Walding, who lined an RBI single to right to score one.

Quinn added insurance in the seventh inning with a solo home run.

Right-handed starter Jonathan Musser earned the win, after allowing one run on three hits and three walks over five innings. Jordan Guth and Steven Inch pitched four hitless innings in relief.

The BlueClaws improved to 18-24 on the season. Lakewood continue a three-game series with the Shorebirds Tuesday. Righty Shane Watson (2-3, 5.35 ERA) is scheduled to get the start for the BlueClaws.