RubberDucks Game Recap
RubberDucks 12 Fightin Phils 2
WP: Michael Peoples (1-1) LP: Tyler Viza (1-2) Save: none
Akron's Bobby Bradley slugged a three-run homer and drove in five RBI as the RubberDucks cruised to a 12-2 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Bradley crushed a three-run homer in the fifth inning off Reading reliever Mario Sanchez to increase Akron's lead to 5-0. It was Bradley's third homer of the season and second of the series at Reading. His moon-shot to right field drove in Tyler Krieger and Yu Chang, both of who had singled to start the inning.
Right-hander Michael Peoples (1-1) started and won for the RubberDucks (4-9). Peoples worked 6.2 innings and scattered four hits and two runs. He recorded five strikeouts in his first win of the season. Through three starts, Peoples has a 3.06 ERA. He did not allow a run until Reading's Andrew Pullin homered in the sixth.
Krieger enjoyed his finest game of the season. He collected four hits on the night, drove in three, and finished a triple short of the cycle. He launched a solo homer, his first at Double-A, in the first inning off Tyler Viza (1-2) to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead. He added a pair of singles and capped his night with a two-run double during Akron's six-run seventh inning. Needing a triple for the cycle, he lined out to second in the ninth inning to finish 4-5 on the night. Bradley collected his fourth RBI with a fielder's choice in the sixth, and then added his fifth with a sacrifice fly in the 7th. He has homered in consecutive games and now has 11 RBI on the season.
Akron finished the road trip 2-4, but took two out of three from the Fightin Phils (5-7)…The RubberDucks belted seven homers in the series…Akron's 12 runs and 14 hits were both team season-highs…Dorssys Paulino was 2-4 with a pair of singles and an RBI and has now hit in five straight games…Catcher Francisco Mejia had the night off…Time of Game: 2:56…Attendance: 1,982.
Following an off-day Thursday, the RubberDucks will resume action at Canal Park on Friday evening at 6:35 when Altoona comes to town to start a three-game series and six-game homestand. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.
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