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Phillies Minor League Report: Darin Ruf, Cody Asche homer in IronPigs' loss

Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Wednesday, May 8.

Here's a rundown on how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Wednesday, May 8:

Lehigh Valley IronPigs - Triple A

The IronPigs fell to the Louisville Bats, 6-3, at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. The game was delayed more than hour due to rain.

Right-hander Zach Miner put the IronPigs in an early hole, giving up four runs in the first inning. Miner (1-2) allowed four runs on nine hits to pick up the loss.

Third baseman Cody Asche (2-for-4 with two runs scored) and left fielder Darin Ruf (2-for-4) both homered in the loss.

The loss dropped Lehigh Valley to 14-18. They will finish a four-game series against the Bats on Thursday at 10:35 a.m.

Reading Fightin Phils - Double A

The Fightin Phils were pounded by the Portland Sea Dogs, 10-4, at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine to conclude a three-game series.

Right-hander David Buchanan was roughed up for nine runs (eight earned), 10 hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings.

First baseman Jim Murphy (1-for-4) hit a two-run double and third baseman Miguel Abreu (1-for-4) hit a solo home run to provide the offense.

The Fightin Phils fall to 13-18 and will begin a four-game series against the Akron Aeros Thursday 6:35 p.m. Jesse Biddle will start Thursday's game for Reading.

Clearwater Threshers - Class A-Advanced

The Threshers beat the Palm Beach Cardinals, 5-4, to complete a four-game sweep at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.

Clearwater jumped out to a quick three-run lead in the top of the first inning. Left fielder Aaron Altherr hit an RBI double, first baseman Chris Serritella hit a sacrifice fly and right fielder Cameron Perkins hit an RBI double to give the Threshers the lead.

Right-handed starter Perci Garner gave the Threshers a strong seven-inning performance to earn the victory to improve to 3-0 on the season. Garner allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out six.

Designated hitter Kelly Dugan and Altherr added RBI hits in the seventh inning to provide insurance for the Cardinals.

Luis Garcia pitched a perfect eighth and ninth innings to pick up his third save of the season.

Clearwater improved to 17-15 and will begin a three-game series against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Thursday.

Lakewood BlueClaws - Class A

The BlueClaws (10-21) were idle Wednesday. They will begin a four-game series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday.