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Out of league race, Auburn scores win over Vandy

AUBURN (AP) — Auburn won 5-4 over Vanderbilt on Sunday after breaking a 2-2 tie with a three-run eighth inning and holding off a Vanderbilt rally in the top of the ninth.

Auburn (29-24, 8-19 SEC) avoided a sweep with the win. The Tigers already were out of the race to make the SEC tournament.

Only the league’s top eight teams qualify.

Vanderbilt (43-10, 19-8) rallied in the top of the ninth as Pedro Alvarez singled and moved to second on a walk to Ryan Flaherty.

Matt Meingasner flew out to right allowing Alvarez to tag up to third.

Ryan Davis then hit into what looked to be a double play, but Auburn second baseman Joseph Brooks threw the ball away at second, allowing Alvarez to score.

The rally came up short as David Macias struck out to end the game.

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