READING, Pa. - Jim Murphy homered twice, leading the Reading Fightin Phils past the Trenton Thunder, 6-5, on Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Reading took two of three in the series after snapping its eight-game losing streak with a victory Tuesday.
Murphy kept the Fightins in the game with the two home runs, but it was Maikel Franco's fifth inning RBI-single that proved to be the difference.
Murphy has a team-leading 18 home runs this season.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez worked out at the stadium in the morning, but did not play for Trenton.
Reading begins a seven-game road trip on Thursday night in Portland.
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