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Test your scoring knowledge with our weekly mid-day Friday feature.

You Are the Scorer: Number 50

Scenario: With the home team leading 13-1 after 6 innings, the starting pitcher switches places with the right fielder to preserve the moundsman’s arm. The right fielder gives up 9 runs in the next 2 innings, though, so the starter is brought back to the mound to pitch the top of the ninth. With the […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 49

Scenario: The visitors hold a 2-1 lead and the team’s starter has two outs in the bottom of the ninth and is yet to concede a hit. However, the next batter up lines the first pitch right back at the mound, and the ball deflects off the pitcher’s knee into the outfield. The batter-runner slides […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 48

Scenario: A game starts at noon and the last out is made at 16.10. During the game there is a 60-minute delay for rain and a 10-minute delay to adjust the umpire crew after the plate umpire twists an ankle. As the official scorer, what do you put down as the duration of the game […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 47

Scenario: With a runner on first the batter appears to have a hit a run-scoring triple, but the preceding runner is called out on a appeal play for failing to touch second base. The batter obviously loses a run batted in, but, as the official scorer, to what do you downgrade the triple? A – […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 46

Scenario: In a 6-inning regulation game called because of rain, the starter leaves after 4 innings with an 8–0 lead. In the fifth, a reliever strikes out the first three batters, and in the sixth a second reliever does the same thing. The rulebook says that the starter would have needed to pitch 5 innings […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 45

Scenario: The first batter of the inning singles, but the second player up grounds into a double-play. After the third batter in the innning hits a triple, the fourth draws a walk to put runners on the corners. The runner on first is picked off and gets caught in a run-down, triggering the other runner […]

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You Are the Scorer: Number 44

Scenario: The starting pitcher issues a walk to the first batter in the top of the ninth and is relieved. The next batter grounds into a force out at second and reaches on a fielder’s choice. The third batter then hits a 2-run homer, but this is followed by three straight strike-outs. As the official […]

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