San Antonio received a strong start by Enyel De Los Santos and another big night at the plate for Luis Urias, but it was not enough in a 4-1 loss to Corpus Christi Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium.
The Missions grabbed an early lead Tuesday on Hooks' righty Kyle Smith with a two-out RBI single by Nick Torres in the bottom of the third. It was the fourth time in the last six games that Torres has driven in at least one run.
De Los Santos was on the bump for the Missions looking for a bounce-back effort. The talented right-hander got just that Tuesday, allowing just three hits and two walks over a career-high, tying seven innings. Unfortunately for De Los Santos (2-1), two of the three Hooks hits left the ballpark, as Jon Singleton tied the game at one in the fourth before J.D. Davis put the visitors in front for good with a solo dinger of his own in the sixth.
San Antonio did not have any more success against Smith (1-1), who fanned four in his five innings. In the bottom of the seventh, San Antonio loaded the bases with two outs against reliever Carlos Hiraldo. However, the lefty preserved the Hooks lead when he got Nick Schulz to bounce into an inning-ending fielder's choice.
Ty France ripped a one-out double down the left-field line in the eighth against Andrew Thome, but once again, the Missions failed to deliver the game-tying hit.
The Hooks put the game on ice in the ninth against reliever Brad Wieck courtesy of a Davis RBI double and a Ramon Laureano RBI single.
Thome came back out for the ninth to close out the Hooks win, while notching his first save.
Urias finished 4-for-5 with a run scored in defeat. It was the 19-year-old's fourth, four-hit game of his Double-A career already.
San Antonio (22-16) continues its four-game series with Corpus Christi (18-20) Wednesday on Military Appreciation Night presented by Dr Pepper. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Right-hander Brett Kennedy (2-2, 5.01) will take the hill for the Missions, while the Hooks counter with southpaw Kent Emanuel (1-2, 5.10).
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