Eight runs and 13 hits weren't enough for the Fightin Phils Friday night in a 10-8 loss at New Britain.
It was the fourth straight loss for Reading.
Anthony Phillips had two hits and three RBIs to pace the Fightins offense, while Aaron Altherr and Jake Fox each had two hits and two RBIs.
Nefi Ogando (2-1, 7.39) gave up four earned runs, including two home runs in just 1/3 inning to take the loss.
The Fightin Phils (33-37) will play the middle game of their three-game series in New Britain on Saturday at 6:35pm in New Britain.