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Rodriguez Shuts Down Vandy, Gators Finish 3-1 Win

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Florida's Preston Tucker (25) is greeted by teammates after he hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Vanderbilt in Omaha, Neb. , Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo) Florida's Preston Tucker (25) is greeted by teammates after he hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Vanderbilt in Omaha, Neb. , Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo)
Heavy storm clouds and wind gusts blow over TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha, Neb. , Monday, June 20, 2011, where Vanderbilt and Florida were playing in the College World Series. in Omaha, Neb. , Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo) Heavy storm clouds and wind gusts blow over TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha, Neb. , Monday, June 20, 2011, where Vanderbilt and Florida were playing in the College World Series. in Omaha, Neb. , Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Florida's Steven Rodriguez pitched no-hit relief for 4 1/3 innings and the Gators finished a 3-1 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday in the completion of a College World Series game suspended because of inclement weather.

Rodriguez (4-2) retired three batters before high winds and heavy rain disrupted the game in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night. He struck out six of the 11 batters he faced Tuesday.

He finished with seven strikeouts and walked one.

Florida's Preston Tucker hit a three-run homer off Vandy's Grayson Garvin (13-2) in the fourth inning. Anthony Gomez's had an RBI single in the fifth for the Commodores.

Florida (52-17) needs a win over Vanderbilt or North Carolina on Friday to reach the best-of-three finals.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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