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Ako Thomas singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night for No. 16 Michigan, which beat Michigan State, 4-3, in a Big Ten baseball game at the Wilpon Complex in Ann Arbor.

The Spartans (28-10, 8-4 Big Ten) had tied the game at 3 in the top of the ninth on a single by Brandon Hughes.

Ryan Nutof got the win in relief for the Wolverines (29-10, 9-3), who are at Michigan State on Saturday.