staff, May 10, 2015

Illinois clinched its sixth straight Big Ten series sweep in impressive fashion Sunday afternoon.

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The Illini erupted for their most runs in a game since 2000 en route a 28-13 come-from-behind win over Rutgers. The victory marked Illinois' 24th consecutive win, the nation's longest active streak.

No. 3 Illinois trailed 6-2 and 9-5, its largest deficits of the season, before erupting for 23 runs in the final five frames, including an 11-run eighth inning.

Six Illini had multiple hits, headlined by catcher Jason Goldstein's 5-for-5 day, seven knocked in multiple runs, paced by second baseman Reid Roper's six RBI, and they combined for five home runs.

With the win, Illinois (43-6-1, 19-1) moved its magic number to clinch the Big Ten to two. Second-place Iowa (37-12, 18-3) finished off a sweep of Minnesota on Sunday, too.