AKRON, Ohio - Not even Chase Utley's game-long appearance in the lineup could lift the Reading Phillies over Akron last night in the Eastern League. The Aeros won, 8-0.
Utley, playing his third game as part of a major-league rehabilitation stint, went 0 for 4 with a strikeout and a walk, playing the entire game at second base.
He was 1 for 10 in the three games, with the walk and two strikeouts.
Bobbie Brownlie went five innings and got the win.
Trenton 7, Binghamton 0
TRENTON - Chase Wright scattered four singles in a complete-game shutout as the Thunder beat the Mets to clinch a spot in the Eastern League playoffs for the third consecutive season.
Wright allowed singles in the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth innings. It was the first nine-inning complete-game shutout by a Trenton pitcher since Tyler Clippard's no-hitter on Aug. 17, 2006.
Thunder righthander Alan Horne, who will be on the mound today, was named the EL pitcher of the year.
The 24-year-old is 12-4 with a league-leading 2.97 ERA, while striking out 158 batters and walking 51 in 142.1 innings.
Syracuse 5, Ottawa 4
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - John-Ford Griffin's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth led the Chiefs past the Lynx in the International League.
Hagerstown 3, Lakewood 1
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Trevor Lawhorn had a pair of RBI doubles to lead the Suns past the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.
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Reading000000000 -0 70
WP: Bobbie Brownlie (1-2). LP: Joshua Outman (1-3). HR: ABrandon Pinckney (3), Stephen Head (1). A: 9,388.
Binghamton 000000000 -0 40
WP: Chase Wright (5-2). LP: Jose Sanchez (4-8). A: 7,041.
Ottawa 002000200 -4122
WP: Jamie Vermilyea (2-2). LP: Anderson Garcia (1-4). HR: SHector Luna (7). A: 5,288.
Hagerstown 200001000 -381
WP: Coby Mavroulis (2-1). LP: Edgar Garcia (3-9). Save: Josh Wilkie (10). A: 7,104.
Wilmington 002300411 -11140
WP: Patrick Green (1-5). LP: Kyle Pearson (0-3). Save: Arthur Santos (8). HR: LJamie Romak 2 (15), Brad Corley (14). A: 3,236.