Sal Gozzo singled in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning and Bryson Stott hit a two-run home run an out later to give the Reading Fightin Phils the 5-2 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in a Double-A Northeast League game at Hadlock Field.
Madison Stokes had tied it at 2-2 in the eighth with his 11th home run of the year for Reading (39-60), which has won three straight.
After falling behind 2-0 in the first, Fightin Phils pitchers allowed just two more hits the rest of the way.
James McArthur started and allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out four.
Aneurys Zabala allowed one walk and struck out four in two innings. Kyle Dohy (3-0) gave up one hit and struck out two in one inning. Brian Marconi pitched around a double and a walk in the ninth to earn his 11th save.
Reading began its comeback against Portland (55-41) with a run in the second. Logan O’Hoppe doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Brock Stassi.
In the ninth, Luke Miller doubled with one out and was replaced by pinch-runner Chris Cornelius. Gozzo then singled to give Reading a 3-2 lead. After Matt Kroon grounded into a fielder’s choice, Stott hit his ninth homer of the season.
Stott finished 3-for-5. O’Hoppe, a catcher, was 2-for-4 in his first Double-A game.
On deck: Reading and Portland will play the fourth game of the six-game series Friday at Hadlock Field at 6 p.m.
Source: Berkshire mont