Auburn’s bats explode in series-opening win over Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ( For a little while, the Crimson Tide actually led this one.

A bases-clearing double in the fourth inning gave Alabama what was ultimately fleeting success. Auburn responded swiftly and without mercy.

When it was over, the visiting Tigers took Game 1 by a staggering 19-5 final. Auburn scored five in the fifth, six in the sixth and five in the seventh to blow open the opener of a three-game series in Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

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