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Baseball rules governing suspended games

Baseball rules governing suspended games

The Major League Baseball rule governing suspended games:
2007-present
Rule 4.12 SUSPENDED GAMES.
(c) A suspended game shall be resumed at the exact point of suspension of the original game. The completion of a suspended game is a continuation of the original game. The lineup and batting order of both teams shall be exactly the same as the lineup and batting order at the moment of suspension, subject to the rules governing substitution. Any player may be replaced by a player who had not been in the game prior to the suspension. No player removed before the suspension may be returned to the lineup. A player who was not with the club when the game was suspended may be used as a substitute, even if he has taken the place of a player no longer with the club who would not have been eligible because he had been removed from the lineup before the game was suspended.
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1980-2006
Rule 4.11 (d)
A called game ends the moment the umpire terminates play. EXCEPTION: If the game is called during an uncompleted inning, the game becomes a SUSPENDED game in each of the following situations:
(1) The visiting team has scored one or more runs to tie the score and the home team has not scored.
(2) The visiting team has scored one or more runs to take the lead and the home team has not tied the score or retaken the lead.
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Prior to 1980
Rule 4.11(d)
A called game ends the moment the umpire terminates play. EXCEPTION: If the game is called during an uncompleted inning, the game ends at the end of the last previous completed inning in each of the following situations:
(1) The visiting team scores one or more runs to tie the score in the uncompleted inning, and the home team does not score.
(2) The visiting team scores one or more runs to take the lead in the uncompleted inning, and the home team does not score or re-take the lead.