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# How many outs are there in a Major League Baseball game?

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2009-05-11 23:40:46

A standard game of Major League Baseball includes 9 innings (this number may be shortened due to forces of nature or other events or may increase in the case of a tie ball-game after the bottom of the ninth and subsequent innings. The number of outs played in a standard Baseball game is determined by the number of innings played and whether or not the home team was winning or not (tied or losing) after the top part of the last inning played. If after the away team bats in the 9th inning the home team is ahead points wise, the home team will not bat in the bottom of the 9th and the game will be finished. In such a case the number of outs equals the product of the number of innings and six, minus 3. [Outs=(Innings x 6) - 3]. However, if a winner cannot be decided after the away teams at-bats during the top of the 9th inning, the home team will bat until either their score is greater than the away team's, or the home team receives 3 outs. If the home team cannot overcome the away team's score and loses or ties, the number of outs played equals the product of the number of innings played and six. [Outs=(Innings x 6)] If the home team can overcome the away team's score and wins the number of outs played is equal to the product of the number of innings and six, subtracted by the number determined after subtracting from three the number of outs received by the home team while batting before overcoming the away team's score. [Outs=(Innings x 6) - (3 - #outs during bottom of last inning played)].

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2009-01-16 03:20:55
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2008-11-26 11:27:24

There are 3 outs in each half-inning, or a total of 6 outs (3 for each team) in a full inning.

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2009-05-11 23:40:46

There are a total of 27 outs in a 9 inning game in Major League Baseball.