The Reading Fightin Phils blew a 4-0 lead Saturday night in a 6-5 loss at the New Britain Rock Cats.
The Fightin Phils gave up two runs in the 3rd inning, one in the 4th, and three more in the 6th.
Kyle Simon (2-2, 3.73) gave up three earned runs in less than an inning of work to take the loss.
Kelly Dugan struck out with the tying run in scoring position to end the game.
Matt Tolbert went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to pace the Fightin Phils offense.
Reading (37-54) will resume its series in New Britain on Sunday at 1:35pm.