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Phillies Minor League Report: BlueClaws held to one hit in defeat

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Here's how the Phillies' minor league teams fared on Tuesday, June 10:

Lehigh Valley IronPigs – Triple A

The IronPigs fell to the Indianapolis Indians, 4-3, to extend a losing streak to three games at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa.

The offense was held to five hits in the loss and first baseman Jim Murphy (1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored) was the only hitter to reach base multiple times.

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  • Right-handed starter Barry Enright (3-5, 4.99 ERA) suffered the loss for allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He also served up two home run balls.

    The loss dropped the IronPigs to 32-34 on the season. Lehigh Valley has an off day scheduled on Wednesday.

    Reading Fightin Phils – Double A

    The Fightin Phils rallied to tie the game late, but still lost to the New Britain Rock Cats, 5-4, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa.

    The top of the lineup was running hot for the Fightin Phils in the game. Left fielder Albert Cartwright (2-for-5 with a strikeout), second baseman Carlos Alonso (2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and a strikeout) and first baseman Brock Stassi (2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI) reached base in half of their collective plate appearances.

    Left-handed starter Adam Loewen had a serviceable outing as he gave up three runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. Loewen didn't factor in the decision.

    Trailing 4-2 in the eighth, center fielder Aaron Altherr delivered a clutch two-RBI single to tie the game at four apiece.

    The rally was all for naught as righty Seth Rosin allowed a run in the ninth and took the loss.

    The Fightin Phils went back to .500 at 31-31. The series continues Wednesday when southpaw Jesse Biddle (3-6, 3.99 ERA) takes the hill for Reading.

    Clearwater Threshers – Class A-Advanced

    The Threshers were edged by the Tampa Yankees, 5-4, at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

    A four-run sixth inning off reliever Mark Meadors (0-1, 27.00 ERA) proved to be the difference.

    Right-handed starter Miguel Nunez did his part for five innings. He held the Yankees to one run on two hits and two walks.

    Third baseman KC Serna (2-for-5 with an RBI) and center fielder Brian Pointer (3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored) had multi-hit games.

    The Threshers sunk to 14-50 on the season. Clearwater is idle on Wednesday.

    Lakewood BlueClaws – Class A

    The BlueClaws were one-hit by the Hagerstown Suns, 2-0, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood Township, N.J.

    In the seventh inning, shortstop J.P. Crawford drew a walk to break up the perfect game and center fielder Carlos Tocci followed with a single to end the no-hit bid.

    Right-handed starter Tyler Viza (2-8, 4.43 ERA) was stuck with the loss. He was charged with two runs on eight hits over seven innings.

    The BlueClaws dropped to 25-39. Lakewood will look to avoid a series sweep on Wednesday. Righty Mark Leiter (4-5, 4.48 ERA) is the probable starter for the finale.

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