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Fightin Phils win wild home finale

Published On: Aug 30 2013 12:15:46 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2013 12:20:49 AM EDT

Reading edged Richmond, 9-8, on Thursday night in Baseballtown.


The Reading Fightin Phils defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 9-8, on Thursday night in Baseballtown thanks to a wild pitch.

In a tie game in the 9th, Richmond tried intentionally walking Matt Tolbert, but a pitch got away, allowing Maikel Franco to score the winning run.

Franco homered earlier in the game, part of back-to-backs homers with Jim Murphy.


The game was Reading's last at FirstEnergy Stadium this year. The Fightins finish the season at New Britain over the weekend.