Phillies Minor League report: April 21
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (4-9)
With six batters getting two hits each, Lehigh Valley ended a five-game losing streak, 6-1, at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ... DH Chris Nelson had a pair of doubles and an RBI; he also stole a base ... 3B Maikel Franco added two hits to boost his season average to .352 ... RF Domonic Brown, 1-for-4, and threw a runner out at home plate ... RHP Severino Gonzalez (1-1) allowed one run in his last inning (sixth). He gave up six hits (five singles and a triple), walked one and struck out three.
Next: LHP Adam Morgan (0-1, 5.00), 6:35 p.m. at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Reading Fightin Phils (7-4)
Pounding out 14 hits and taking advantage of five errors, Akron put an end to Reading's five-game winning streak, 12-4 ... CF Roman Quinn, two hits, three strikeouts. 2-for-4 night improved average to .422 ... RF Brian Pointer, 1st home run ... LP: Tom Windle (0-1), 5-9-9-8-3-3, including a fifth-inning grand slam to RF Jordan Smith.
Next: RHP Ben Lively (0-0, 4.50), 6:35 p.m. vs. Akron.
Clearwater Threshers (8-5)
LHP Brandon Leibrandt (1-0) threw seven shutout innings in a 3-0 win over Tampa, which scored 12 runs the night before. Leibrandt, 22, allowed five singles, walked none and struck out seven. He had one three-ball count. He picked off three runners at first base, including back-to-back outs in the sixth inning. Two other runners were caught stealing by C Andrew Knapp ... Edubray Ramos, with two scoreless innings, recorded his first save ... CF Aaron Brown drove in two of the three runs.
Next: Undecided, 7 p.m. at Tampa.
Like Father: Brandon's dad, Charlie, pitched 14 years in the majors, 140-119 record.
Roster moves: Add RHP Victor Arano from extended spring training; RHP Yacksel Rios on DL as of April 21.
Lakewood BlueClaws (5-7)
1B Rhys Hoskins continued to swing a hot bat helping the BlueClaws end a three-game losing streak, 8-5, in Greensboro. The 22-year-old had a walk, solo home run, solo home run, single, single. In his last seven plate appearances over two games, two singles, a double and three homers ... SS Malquin Canelo and 3B Derek Campbell also hit solo homers ... CF Carlos Tocci was 1-for-4, lowering his average to .375 ... RHP Ricardo Pinto (1-0) was the winner, 6-7-5-4-0-6 ... RHP Matt Hockenberry, 2nd save.
Next: LHP Josh Taylor (0-0, 2.70), 10:45 a.m. at Greensboro.