Tigers ride four-run fifth inning to victory in home opener

Sunday, March 9, 2008 | 12:11 a.m. CST; updated 3:10 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — The Tigers’ first turn through the lineup must have been discouraging for the 600-plus fans that made it out to Taylor Stadium on Saturday. It was cold and the Tigers hadn’t played in six days, but Missouri’s hitters had Indiana State’s 6-foot-4-inch tall, 250-pound left-hander Michael Manus looking almost Wellsian - like David, not H.G. - in the early going.