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No. If the runner strips the ball from the fielder, he is out.

In Game 6 of the 2006 ALCS, Alex Rodriguez hit a ball between the mound and 1st base. Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo fielded the ball and attempted to tag A-Rod, but he slapped the ball out of his glove. The umpires ruled it interference and he was out. He looked puzzled as if he had no clue that he intentionally slapped the ball away. Whatever, A-Fraud.

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Can a baserunner collide with fielder catching a batted ball?

no, it would be batter's interference

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