Reading overpowers ailing Baysox, 13-2

August 21, 1996|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,SUN STAFF

BOWIE -- Marlon Anderson tripled in each of the first two innings to key rallies and sparked the Reading Phillies to a 13-2 Eastern League victory over the Double-A Bowie Baysox last night at Prince George's Stadium.

Anderson's first-inning triple set up a two-run rally, and his second-inning shot -- again just inside the first base bag -- climaxed a three-run inning that gave Reading (61-68) a 5-1 lead.

The Phillies pounded Milt Hill (5-7) for 11 hits in five innings to win for the second time in the past six games. They finished with a season-high 18 hits and four RBIs apiece from Anderson and Essex "Gas" Burton.

Willis Otanez led off the Bowie fourth with a home run, his 23rd of the season, to extend his club record.

Right-hander Tony Costa (5-12), who had dropped 10 of his previous 11 decisions, went the first eight innings for Reading against the injury-riddled Baysox -- down to nine able-bodied position players and eight pitchers.

The only other hits for Bowie (48-81) were a first-inning infield single by Rolando Avila and ninth-inning singles by Kevin Curtis and Fletcher Thompson.

Pub Date: 8/21/96

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