ST. LOUIS - Peter Fairbanks went a career-best eight innings, holding Illinois to just two runs as Missouri claimed a 5-2 victory against the Illini on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.
Fairbanks only needed 84 pitches, throwing 57 strikes and striking out three batters.
Dylan Kelly was 2-for-4 with two RBI, while Josh Lester was 2-for-4 with one RBI to help lead the Tigers at the plate.
Illinois fell to 21-15 on the year, while Missouri improves to 19-21.
The Tigers will take on No. 1 Florida this weekend in Gainesville.