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Altoona rips R-Phils, 12-7


Altoona rips R-Phils, 12-7
The Reading Phillies blew leads of 4-0 and 7-4 on the way to a 12-7 whipping by the Altoona Curve at Reading Thursday night.

The R-Phils finished the homestand at 5-2.

The Phillies jumped ahead 4-0 in the first, their first four batters scoring.

The big hit was a two-run double by Michael Taylor, who pushed his hitting streak to seven games.

Altoona, which had a scored a total of one run in the series' first two games -- got two infield hits and four doubles in the second to forge a 4-4 tie.

Another double by Taylor in the second put Reading (12-6) on top 5-4. It became 7-4 in the fourth on Taylor's two-run homer.

But Altoona scored five in the fifth and three in the seventh to take command.

Taylor went 3-for-5 with the two doubles and his third home run, accounting for five RBIs. He is 14-for-30 (.467) in his last seven games.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 2, 2009

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