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Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 11:33 pm

CORPUS CHRISTI The Midland RockHounds scored three runs in the eighth inning Tuesday to rally for a 4-2 victory over the Corpus Christi Hooks in Texas League action at Whataburger Field.

Down 2-1 after seven innings, Midland pulled even when Kevin Merrell scored on a wild pitch. Dairon Blanco drove in the go-ahead run when he hit into a force out and Jonah Heim followed with an RBI single.

Zack Erwin (3-2) pitched two shutout innings in relief for the win, striking out two. Kyle Finnegan struck out the side in the ninth for his seventh save.

Corpus Christi took a 2-0 lead in the third on run-scoring singles by Abraham Toro and Seth Beer. Midland got on the board in the sixth on Mikey White's RBI double, the only extra-base hit of the game.

Luis Barrera went 2 for 4 and scored two runs for the RockHounds. Carlos Canelon was 3 for 3 for the Hooks and Toro finished 2 for 4.

Midland starter James Naile held the Hooks to two runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out four.

Corpus Christi reliever Carlos Sanabria (3-1) was charged with three unearned runs in 1.1 innings.

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