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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn, right, watches pitcher Jared Poche warm up at practice last year at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU (29-5, 8-4) vs. Auburn (20-13, 4-8)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Alex Box Stadium

RANKINGS: LSU is in the top five, and as high as No. 1, in all six major polls. Auburn is not ranked.

PROJECTED ROTATION: Friday — LSU, So. LH Jared Poché (5-1, 3.10) vs. AU, So. RH Cole Lipscomb (4-0, 2.65); Saturday — LSU, Fr. RH Alex Lange (6-0, 1.39) vs. AU, So. RH Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.15); Sunday — LSU, Fr. RH Austin Bain (0-0, 2.45) vs. AU, Sr. RH Rocky McCord (2-2, 3.55)

TV: None

ONLINE STREAMING: Online only at SEC Network-Plus, which is accessible at SECNetwork.com and the Watch ESPN app.


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WHAT TO WATCH: LSU’s bats are as hot as anyone’s in the country. The Tigers have had double-digit hits in 12 straight games — the most since having 13 double-digit hit games in 2004. Kade Scivicque and Chris Chinea are both riding double-digit hit streaks, too. Jared Poché had maybe the best start of his career against Kentucky last week. It followed his worst start.

KNOW YOUR OPPONENT: Auburn has an RPI of 37 but has won just one of four SEC series this season (at Mississippi State) and was swept at Texas A&M. Cole Lipscomb has struck out 40 and walked just 11 in 37.1 innings.