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Fightin Phils win series opener with Altoona

Published On: May 20 2013 10:14:11 PM CDT

Reading won for just the 4th time in the Month of May following a 6-3 decision over visiting Altoona on Monday.

READING, Pa. -

The Reading Fightin Phils picked up a 6-3 win over Altoona on Monday night at Baseballtown. It's just the 4th victory for the Fightins in the month of May.

Reading took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a RBI-single from Jim Murphy. They would never give the lead back.

The Fightin Phils got home runs from Murphy, Cameron Rupp and Edgar Duran.

Seth Rosin tossed eight strong innings for Reading, striking out eight.

The four-game series will continue on Tuesday night at 6:35 at FirstEnergy Stadium.