Minor Leagues: IronPigs top Braves; Reading Phils prevail

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GWINNETT, Ga. - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs kept a hold on first place in the North Division of the International League with a 12-2 victory over the Gwinnett Braves on Monday night.

Drew Carpenter (4-0) picked up the win in relief. IronPigs first baseman Jeff Larish drove in seven runs, going 3 for 4 with a triple and two homers.

Reading 7, Erie 4

ERIE - Michael Spidale had a pair of hits, including a double, as the Phillies beat the SeaWolves in the Eastern League. Reading scored five runs in the first inning.

Trenton 6, Portland 4

PORTLAND, Maine - The Thunder used a four-run seventh inning to defeat the Sea Dogs in an Eastern League game. Fernando Hernandez (5-2) earned the win in relief of Dellin Betances, tossing one inning of no-hit ball.

Lakewood 3, Delmarva 2

LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The BlueClaws won their fifth straight game as starter Garrett Claypool didn't allow a run by the Shorebirds in seven innings. Jim Murphy rapped a two-out RBI single to put Lakewood up by 3-2 in the eighth.

Lehigh Valley 030 200 520 - 12 16 0

Gwinett 000 110 000 - 2 8 2

WP: Carpenter (4-0). LP: Teheran (4-1). HR: LV – Larish 2 (10). G – Gomez (10). A: 6,906.

Reading 500 020 000 - 7 10 1

Erie 000 200 002 - 4 12 1

WP: Edell (4-1). LP: Putkonen (0-7). A: 3,781.

Trenton 000 110 400 - 6 12 0

Portland 201 000 100 - 4 7 0

WP: Hernandez (5-2). LP: Fernandes (0-2). Save: Schmidt (6). HR: T – Johnson (9). P – Lavarnway (11). A: 5,279.

Delmarva 000 000 020 - 2 5 1

Lakewood 000 020 01x - 3 7 2

WP: Borup (1-0). LP: Roth (2-1). Save: Sosa (5). HR: D – Webb (2). A: 3,145.

Wilmington 000 010 000 - 1 1 2

Kinston 012 600 00x - 9 11 0

WP: Cook (5-3). LP: Melville (5-5). Save: Landis (1). HR: K – Frawley (6). A: 1,669.