Murphy's blast gives Fightins wild win over Richmond

Murphy's blast lifts Fightins over Flying Squirrels

READING - Jim Murphy belted his 22nd home run of the season in the 9th inning, giving the Reading Fightin Phils a walk-off victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 9-8, on Tuesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Reading took a 6-1 lead in the second after the Fightins scored six in the inning.

They entered the 9th with a comfortable 7-2 lead, but Richmond rallied to take an 8-7 lead after scoring six runs in the top half of the frame.

But Reading, for the second straight night, won in walk-off fashion. With a man on, Jim Murphy clubbed his 22nd home run of the year to give the Fightin Phils a 9-8 victory.

The Fightins will look to win the series on Wednesday night at 7:05pm.

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