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Essentially, yes, the tie goes to the runner.

However, there is no rule that states that a tie goes to the runner, in those exact words. The portion of the rule in section 6.05 that applies to this states, "A batter is out when after he hits a fair ball, he or first base is tagged before he touches first base." Since the rule states "before", it is assumed that a tie does in fact go to the runner. But since this is a judgment call you won't win an argument by yelling "a tie goes to the runner."

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In sports, generally a "tie" goes to the offensive player, since you have to have some ruling on what happens in the case of a tie

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Is there an actual rule in the MLB rule book that states that a tie does in fact go to the runner?

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