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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.

Q: What is the difference between runs allowed and earned runs allowed?

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ERA is based on 9 innings pitched. When you see a pitcher with a 4.94 ERA that means for every 9 innings pitched, he gives up 4.94 earned runs. Example: A pitcher has pitched 150 innings and given up 60 earned runs. 1) Divide the number of earned runs (60) by the number of innings pitched (150) =0.40. 2) Then take that number (0.4) and multiply it by 9 =3.60. A pitcher who has pitched 150 innings and given up 60 earned runs has an ERA of 3.60.

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