EASTERN LEAGUE: Akron sweeps Fightins

AKRON 3, READING: 2: Bryan LaHair homered and Will Roberts tossed eight innings of four-hit ball Thursday night as the Akron RubberDucks defeated the Reading Fightin Phils 3-2 in an Eastern League game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Roberts (7-7) struck out seven as Akron (43-30) swept the three-game series from the Fightins (33-36).

Reading took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-run homer by Carlos Alonso, his seventh round-tripper of the season. But the RubberDucks got a solo shot from LaHair in the fourth before going up to stay in the fifth on a two-run double by Francisco Lindor.

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The Fightins hit the road for a six-game road trip that begins Friday at 6:35 p.m., when Reading visits New Britain in the opener of a three-game series.