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# What is the difference between runs allowed and earned runs allowed?

Updated: 10/24/2022

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"Runs allowed" is the total number of runs that are allowed by a team or pitcher. "Earned runs allowed" are runs for which a pitcher is held accountable. This is covered under Major League Baseball rule 10.16, which is quite lengthy.

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