creggz12 asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago


Why will the Yankees and Orioles finish their game on July 27th? Shouldnt it go back to the last completed inning which would be the 7th? They played the 5 innings needed to be considered a game so why do they have to finish it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's a rule change which took effect at the beginning of this season (I'm sure the Yankees suddenly like that rule). It does seem like a strange way to do things though doesn't it? I am guessing they made the change to prevent teams from stalling when rain starts moving in.

  • Because the Orioles are playing at home and get last at bat.

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