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Missouri uses 9 pitchers in 6-2 win over Texas AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri uses a different pitcher every inning Saturday and the strategy worked as the Tigers beat Texas A&M 6-2.

Missouri (11-10, 3-2 Big 12) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, mostly on singles and Kyle Mach's two-run double, as the team sent nine batters to the plate.

The Aggies scored a run in the top of the second, but Missouri responded with one in the third to make it 6-2. Texas A&M (13-9, 2-3) managed one run in the sixth inning but that was the end of the scoring for either team, thanks to stingy pitching staffs.

Both teams had seven hits for the game. Missouri sent nine pitchers to the mound, each pitching a complete inning before giving way to the next reliever.

Ian Berger (2-2), who pitched the first inning, got the win, while starter Alex Wilson (2-3) took the loss for the Aggies. A&M DH Brett Parsons had the game's only home run, a solo shot in the second.

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