--<PLASMA>--The Fightin Phils have had a rough go of it lately. Despite taking two of three in Altoona last weekend, Reading lost their previous five series and were looking to avoid a sweep to Akron tonight. Although Reading was just two games under five hundred, they found themselves in fourth place in the East Division, eleven games behind first place Portland.Tonight Severino Gonzalez was looking for his first win since May 17th. In a roster move catcher Sebastien Valle was promoted to Lehigh Valley, and outfielder Aaron Alt-air was returned to Reading from the Phillies.
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