KC Serna hit a go-ahead two-run home run off Binghamton Mets (14-14) starter Tyler Pill (2-3) in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Reading (20-11) a 5-3 lead. Gregory Infante (1-0) earned his first win as he tossed two scoreless innings to close out the game and give the Fightins the 5-3 win.
Reading took a 1-0 lead off Binghamton in the bottom of the first inning. Jorge Alfaro hit a one-out RBI off Pill to score Roman Quinn. The B-Mets scored three runs off John Richy in the top of the fifth inning. Pill hit a two-run single and Derrik Gibson hit a sacrifice fly that gave the Mets a 3-1 lead.
The Fightin Phils tied the game at 3-3 off Pill in the bottom of the sixth inning as Angelo Mora and Aaron Brown hit back-to-back RBI singles. Richy left the game after five innings as he allowed three runs off four hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Hoby Milner tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Richy.
Dylan Cozens left the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Serna took over in right-field in the top of the fifth inning. It was his first career appearance in right-field. Alfaro finished the game at 3-for-4 with two singles and a double.
The Fightin Phils and Binghamton Mets have a quick-turnaround on Tuesday. First pitch is at 11:35 am. Fans can listen to the game on Sports Radio AM 1240/FM 98-5 and fightins.com beginning at 11:05 am. Fans can also view the game on MiLB.tv.
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