- 09 Jul 2021
Whenever the visiting team has made 15 outs (five innings) and the home team is ahead, or whenever the home team has made 15 outs regardless of the score, the game is considered a regulation game, also known as a “official game.”
When a game was called early due to inclement weather before it could be officially called, the results up to the point of the termination did not count, and the game had to be restarted at a later date. This will no longer be the case starting in 2020. MLB’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic required that all games that were cut short due to bad weather before they could be officially called be restarted at a later date rather than being started over from the beginning during the 2020 campaign.
The rules outlined below remained in effect.
The results of a regulation game that is terminated early due to inclement weather will be considered final if the home team is in the lead. If the home team is trailing in a game and the game is not in the middle of an inning when the visiting team takes the lead, the results …Read More