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UM baseball scores nine runs in first inning, hold on to edge rival MSU 11-8

Ann Arbor — Clearly, Michigan couldn't wait to play its rival again.

After a dominating three-game sweep against Michigan State in East Lansing in mid-April, Michigan won just five of its next 14 games. But the Wolverines found some joy from a familiar foe Tuesday night, scoring nine first-inning runs and holding on for an 11-8 win over the Spartans at Ray Fisher Stadium.

Michigan sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning — six in a row reached at one point, and five in a row at another — to erase the 4-0 lead Michigan State took in its half of the inning.