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ALTOONA – Josh Stephen hit a run-scoring double in the ninth inning, leading the Reading Fightin Phils to a 7-3 win over the Altoona Curve on Sunday.

The double by Stephen started the scoring in a four-run inning and gave the Fightin Phils a 4-3 lead. 

Later in the inning, Henri Lartigue hit a two-run single and Nick Maton scored on an error.

Jeff Singer (6-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Matt Eckelman (1-5) took the loss in the Eastern League game.

Francisco Cervelli, playing in his first game on rehab assignment with the Curve, went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch before being taken out in the seventh inning.

For the Curve, Brett Pope doubled and singled.

With the win, Reading improved to 5-1 against Altoona this season.