Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins and Andrew Pullin each hit two home runs for the Fightin Phils in a 12-8 win over the Bowie Baysox. Hoskins is now tied for fourth with Greg Luzinski (33, 1970) and Cozens (32) is sixth overall among single-season home run leaders in Reading franchise history.
Bowie scored four runs off Tyler Viza in the top of the first to take a 4-0 lead. Garabez Rosa hit a RBI single then Joey Terdoslavich hit a three-run home run. Hoskins hit his 32nd home run of the season off Bowie starter David Hess in the bottom of the first to cut Bowie’s lead to 4-1.
Pullin hit a lead-off home run off Hess in the bottom of the second to make the score 4-2. The home run for Pullin was his sixth of the season. Cozens smacked his 31st home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth off Hess to cut Bowie’s lead to 4-3. Pullin delivered a one-out double off Hess, then moved to third base on a wild pitch, allowing K.C. Serna to tie the game with a sacrifice fly. Mitch Walding, who was promoted from Clearwater earlier in the day, hit his first Double-A home run in the following at-bat to give Reading a 5-4 lead.
Bowie scored four runs off Viza in the top of the fifth to grab an 8-5 lead, as Terdoslavich and Quincy Latimore both hit two-run home runs. Reading again tied the game at 8-8 in the bottom of the fifth, with Hoskins belting his 33rd home run of the season to chase Hess out of the game. Cozens tripled off reliever Parker Bridwell then scored on a groundout by Jake Fox. Pullin hit his second home run of the game to make it an 8-8 contest.
Another newcomer, Jesen Therrien pitched three scoreless innings for Reading in his Double-A debut. He gave up three hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Hoby Milner (5-3) entered the game in the top of the eighth.
Bowie reliever Donnie Hart (3-1) hit Walding with a pitch, got Gabriel Lino to fly-out to center field and gave up a single to Roman Quinn before being taken out for Jimmy Yacabonis. Yacabonis got Scott Kingery to ground-out to second base, moving the runners over a base. After Hoskins worked a walk, Cozens emptied the bags with a grand slam to give Reading a 12-8 lead. It was his second grand slam of the season for Cozens, who recorded 12 RBI over two-games for the first time since Adam Millan accomplished the RBI barrage for Reading on June 7 and 8, 1998.
Miguel Nunez pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to finish out the game for Reading.
San Francisco 3
Philadelphia 2 (10)
WP: Sergio Romo (1-0), LP: Severino Gonzalez (0-2), SV: Santiago Casilla (25)
HR: SF - Denard Span (5); PHIL - none
Philadelphia collected just four hits. Tommy Joseph walked three times in the game.
Lehigh Valley 2
WP: Kyle Haynes (5-4), LP: David Buchanan (8-6), SV: Ben Heller (6)
HR: SWB - none; LV - Nick Williams (12)
WP: Matt Hockenberry (3-1), LP: Alonzo Gonzalez (6-5), SV: none
HR: DUN - Ryan McBroom (16), Dickie Joe Thon (5); CLW - Kyle Martin (14)
Zach Green singled to drive in Carlos Tocci with the winning run after Dunedin scored two in the top of the ninth to tie the game.
Lakewood 6 (10)
WP: Jake Johansen (2-1), LP: Zach Morris (6-2), SV: Mick VanVossen (8)
HR: HAG - none; LKW - Jose Pujols (20)
Hagerstown scored three in the top of the 10th. Lakewood got one back on Pujols' home run in the bottom of the inning.
Staten Island 5
WP: Freicer Perez (2-2), LP: Adonis Medina (4-2), SV: Justin Kamplain (2)
HR: STI - Angel Aguilar (2), Ben Ruta (1); WIL - none
Carlos Indriago and Tyler Hallead delivered four shutout innings in relief for Williamsport.
GCL Phillies 1
GCL Braves 6
WP: Alan Rangel (2-1), LP: Luis Carrasco (3-2), SV: Ryan Scholsser (3)
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