Reading Phillies

Yard Goats Lose 10-4 To Fightin Phils

READING, Pa. — The Hartford Yard Goats (55-44) lost 10-4 to the Reading Fightin Phils (68-33) in the final of a four-game series at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

Reading used a five-run fifth inning and four-run seventh inning to earn a split in the series. Fightin Phils starter Anthony Vasquez pitched a complete game, his first since June 17, 2010, and also added a two-run single. The Yard Goats finished a tough stretch of seven consecutive games against division leaders Altoona and Reading at 5-2. Pat Valiaka went 1-4 and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

The Yard Goats scored the first run of the game in the fourth off Vasquez. Correlle Prime walked with two outs...