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Not necessarily.

Simply add up any combination of outs and errors totaling three. Any runs scoring after that point would be unearned runs.

Above is true to an extent:

The scorer usually determines whether the run would have scored even without the error. (Ex. Runner on second - pickoff attempt by catcher goes into centre field. Runner advances to 3rd and catcher is charged with an error. Next pitch is hit for a double. Scorer notes that runner would have scored from 2nd regardless of the error and the run is earned)

In the case of a runner reaching base due to an error, then the run is unearned if he comes in to score as he should not have been on base in the first place. If the second baseman commits an error on the leadoff batter allowing him to reach 1st and the very next batter hits a homerun, it is 1 earned and 1 unearned run, and there are still 0 outs.

Q: If an error is committed in the inning and the run scores later in the inning is it an unearned run?

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Depends on what happened in the inning prior to and after the batter is hit. Assuming that no errors or passed balls occur, the run will be scored an earned run. If the inning is extended by an error, or the runner scores because of an error or passed ball, the run would be unearned.

Keith Comstock played in 31 games at pitcher for the Seattle Mariners in 1989, starting in none of them. He played for a total of 77 outs, equivalent to 2.85 9-inning games. He made no putouts, had 4 assists, and committed one error, equivalent to .351 errors per 9-inning game. He had no double plays.

Tomo Ohka played in 13 games at pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 2000, starting in 12 of them. He played for a total of 208 outs, equivalent to 7.7 9-inning games. He made 8 putouts, had 7 assists, and committed one error, equivalent to .13 errors per 9-inning game. He had one double play.

Craig Brazell played in 7 games at first base for the New York Mets in 2004, starting in 3 of them. He played for a total of 105 outs, equivalent to 3.89 9-inning games. He made 34 putouts, had 4 assists, and committed one error, equivalent to .257 errors per 9-inning game. He had one double play.

Lee Smith played in 40 games at pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in 1981, starting in 1 of them. He played for a total of 200 outs, equivalent to 7.41 9-inning games. He made 3 putouts, had 9 assists, and committed no errors, equivalent to 0 errors per 9-inning game. He had no double plays.

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The run that was a result of the error is unearned as are all runs that score after two out in that inning.

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Depends on what happened in the inning prior to and after the batter is hit. Assuming that no errors or passed balls occur, the run will be scored an earned run. If the inning is extended by an error, or the runner scores because of an error or passed ball, the run would be unearned.

Yes. All six runs are unearned.

Yes. Also, after the defense records two outs, all other runs that may score are unearned.

Earned. Unearned runs only apply to cases where an error allows a runner to score where they otherwise would not have.

If the inning should have been over, but was prolonged by a fielding error, any subsequent run that scores is considered unearned. Thus, even a home run does not impact on a pitcher's ERA in this instance

Depends. Say the guy is on 2nd, and the batter hits a single to the left fielder. The left fielder bobbles the ball, and the guy scores from 2nd base while the batter makes it to 2nd on the bobble. If the official scorer thinks that had the bobble not been made that the original baserunner would not have scored, then the run is unearned. However, if he thinks that the guy would have scored anyway, even without the error, then it is earned. Basically, a run is unearned if, in the opinion of the official scorer, it would not have been scored had the play been made cleanly.

it's a unearned run and the error would go to the pitcher if it's a wild pitch or the catcher if it's a past ball. This isn't necessarily true. The official scorekeeper will then see how the rest of the inning plays out. If the hitter ends up getting a single then is still charged as an earned run. If there were 0 outs to start, then the 3rd hitter up could get a hit that would have driven the run in and it's still an earned run, else it's unearned.

Earned runs are any runs scored without an error being committed to let them cross the plate, or , get on base in the first place and before three outs would have occurred had there not been any errors. It may be easier to say that an unearned run is one that would not have scored except for errors and then say an earned run is one that is not unearned.

None of the runs are earned. The batter who would have been the third out of the inning reached on an error, so any runs that score in that inning after the error was made are unearned.

If the batter who reached by via catcher's interference scores, his run would be unearned, however, it cannot be determined if any runner on base scored due to catcher's interference is earned or unearned until the inning is played out and recreated without the interference or any error that may have occurred.