Phillies, Maloney Shut Down Curve, 4-3
Reading, PA -- Apparently the Phillies wiped the sleep out of their eyes a little earlier than the Altoona Curve in Monday's 9:35 a.m. start.
The Phillies (36-39) had four runs by the fourth inning, lefty Matt Maloney struck out the side in the first inning, and the Phillies prevailed 4-3 before 7,652.
Maloney tossed a season-high 7.2 innings in evening his record at 6-6. He allowed two runs and four hits, matched his season best with seven strikeouts, and walked two batters. He has a 2.98 ERA over his last seven outings (3-3).
Offensively, Jason Hill's one-out double was the key hit in a two-run second. A two-out home run by Chris Coste, his fifth, came up big in the third.
With a pair of solo homers, including one in the ninth off Chris Key, Adam Boeve supplied much of the Curve's offense. Altoona fell to 36-37.
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