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Kansas scores 4 runs in late innings to top Kentucky 10-6

  • Kansas' Justin Protacio slides into home to score a run in the second inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Kentucky in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Kansas' Justin Protacio slides into home to score a run in the second inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Kentucky in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky's Max Kuhn hits a single up the middle during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Kansas in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Kentucky's Max Kuhn hits a single up the middle during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Kansas in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas' Stephen Villines pitches to Kentucky during the eighth inning of their NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. Kansas defeated Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Kansas' Stephen Villines pitches to Kentucky during the eighth inning of their NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. Kansas defeated Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)  (The Associated Press)

Tucker Tharp's RBI double in the seventh inning drove in the go-ahead run for Kansas, and the Jayhawks defeated Kentucky 10-6 on Friday in an NCAA regional game.

The game featured 3 hours and 21 minutes of rain delays, including a 1:58 stoppage in the middle of the fifth inning with the score tied at six.

The Jayhawks (35-24), who squandered two three-run leads early, went up for good in the top of the seventh against Kentucky right-hander Chandler Shepherd. Joven Afenir led off the inning with a single, and he scored from first when Tharp doubled to the wall in right. Tharp later scored from third on a double play.

Kansas added two more runs in the eighth, both against Shepherd.

Kentucky (35-24) is now 1-7 in NCAA regional opening games in its eight tournament appearances.