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.