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Akron rallies in 9th to sink slumping Fightins

Published On: May 09 2013 10:46:30 PM CDT

Akron got after Kyle Simon in the ninth, plating two runs that lifted the Aeros to a 5-4 victory on Thursday.

READING, Pa. -

The Akron Aeros plated two runs in the 9th inning off Kyle Simon. That proved to be the difference as the Fightin Phils fell, 5-4, on Thursday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Jesse Biddle pitched five strong innings for the Fightins. Offensively, Reading got home runs from Cameron Rupp and Derrick Mitchell. But it was not enough the best the Aeros in the end.

Reading drops to 13-19 and will continue its series with Akron on Friday night at 7:05.