The Reading Fightin Phils bid for a series sweep came up short on Monday in a 9-0 loss at Akron.

The Fightins, who had won 12 of 14 heading into the game, managed just three hits in the loss.

Mike Nesseth (1-4, 9.57) gave up six earned runs and didn't make it out of the second inning.

Reading (28-20) will return to Baseballtown to open a three-game series with Trenton on Tuesday at 6:35pm.