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Homers lift Fishers past Reading
The win came one day after New Hampshire blew a 6-1 lead and lost to Reading 7-6, snapping both the Fisher Cats’ six-game winning streak and Reading’s 12-game losing streak.
Pierce Rankin doubled to start the rally and then jogged home when Murphy deposited his third homer to left center field. Jorge Flores followed with a single, and after two outs, Burns scorched his eighth home run for a 4-1 lead.
The Fisher Cats scored the last run in the ninth inning when Dalton Pompey walked with the bases loaded.
He allowed four hits, two runs and no walks. He fanned one batter.
Reliever Dustin Antolin (3-3) got the win. In 2 1/3 innings, he allowed no hits, no runs, no walks and fanned one. Randy Boone pitched the final two scoreless innings to record his ninth save.
The Fisher Cats and Fightin Phils continue their four-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. New Hampshire will send righthander Radhames Liz (0-1, 1.11) to the hill against righthander Ryan O’Sullivan (2-4, 3.33) of Reading.