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In order to record a save under Baseball rules, the following must happen:

The pitcher must be the last to appear in a game won by his team.

The pitcher is not the winning pitcher.

The pitcher enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs, and records at least one out.

He comes in with the potential tying run on base, at bat or on deck.

A pitcher can also record a save by recording at least three effective innings to close out a game, at the discretion of the official scorer.

Consequently, a blown save is when a pitcher enters a game in any of these situations and allows either the tying or go-ahead run to score.

Almost had it - the tying run is on base, on deck, or in the hole. If a team is up by 3 runs and the reliever starts the inning, he can still get the save.

Also the reliever cannot create his own save situation.

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