Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Sunday, May 12:
Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A
The IronPigs beat the Durham Bulls, 6-4, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Center.
Starting pitcher B.J. Rosenberg (1-3, 4.30 ERA) pitched seven shutout innings to record his first victory of the season. Rosenberg limited the Bulls to four hits and a walk while striking out three.
Left fielder Darin Ruf (2-for-3 with a double and two walks) scored the game's first two runs after base hits in each of his first two at bats. Ruf raised his batting average to .294.
The IronPigs added four runs in the sixth inning with the aid of sloppy defense by Durham.
Jake Diekman pitched a perfect ninth inning to notch his third save of the season.
The IronPigs (16-20) will finish a four-game series against the Bulls on Monday at 1:05 p.m.
Reading Fightin Phils – Double A
The Fightin Phils blew a late lead in a 7-6 loss to the Akron Aeros in 10 innings at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.
Reading pounded out 13 hits, led by right fielder Derrick Mitchell, who went 2-for-5 with a solo home run.
However, three errors committed by the Fightin Phils sunk the team's chances at victory.
Right-handed starter Hector Neris allowed four runs (three earned), four hits and three walks over five-plus innings in the loss.
Closer Kyle Simon unleashed two wild pitches and blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning. It was Simon's fourth blown save of the season.
Reliever Colby Shreve allowed a two-out double in the top of the tenth inning to take the loss.
The Fightin Phils (14-21) travel to open a three-game series Monday against the Erie Seawolves.
Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced
The Threshers (19-16) were idle on Sunday. They open a four-game series at home against the Bradenton Marauders on Monday.
Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A
The BlueClaws beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 5-1, at NewBridge Park in Greensboro to conclude a four-game series.
Yoel Mecias (1-2, 4.76 ERA) put the BlueClaws in an early hole after allowing a run in the first inning, but he settled in nicely to pick up the win. Mecias allowed only one run on five hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six.
The BlueClaws used a three-run fourth inning to take the lead for good. After left fielder Larry Greene grounded into a double play, third baseman Mitch Walding tied the game with an RBI single. Catcher Justin Dalles followed that with a two-run home run to give the BlueClaws the lead.
Lakewood (13-22) will host a three-game set against the Delmarva Shoebirds on Monday.