Missouri baseball loses on walk-off

Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 5:06 p.m. CDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Missouri broke out of the offensive slump that plagued it during most of its series at No. 6 Florida, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead as the Tigers lost 6-5 and were swept for the second straight series.

The Gators scored two runs in the first and one in the second off Missouri's starting pitcher John Miles, but the Tigers (19-24, 6-15 Southeastern Conference) put up three of their own runs in the second, with two coming off a double from Eric Anderson.

Missouri added runs in the fifth and sixth to take a 5-3 lead. Florida responded with two in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at five, and that margin held through the ninth inning. 

Peter Fairbanks threw scoreless eighth and ninth innings, but he allowed an RBI single with two outs in the tenth to give the Gators the walk-off win. 

The Tigers' next game is a home matchup on at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Southeast Missouri State University.

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