Pitch breaks AU player's jaw

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn slugger Joseph Sanders sustained a broken jaw when he was hit by a pitch against Samford.

Sanders is expected to miss a three-game series at LSU this weekend.

He was injured early in the 8-2 loss to the Bulldogs Tuesday night.

The third baseman is the Tigers' leading hitter and is also tops on the team in hits, doubles, home runs.

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