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How many innings are in an official baseball game?

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In an officially-sanctioned MLB baseball game, there are 9 innings. If the home team is ahead in the top of the ninth and earns 3 outs, the game ends at 8 1/2 innings. If the game is tied after the away team earns 3 outs in the bottom of the ninth, the game goes into extra innings.

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Many different baseball leagues play with different rules. In Little League baseball, games go up to only six innings, but can include extra innings in cases of ties. In college baseball, there are only seven innings. Many high schools and colleges want to include more innings in their games so players get a better feel for the professional style of play.

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The statistic of Earned Run Average, or ERA, is calculated by multiplying the number of earned runs a pitcher has given up by nine, then dividing that number by the number of innings that pitcher has pitched. The equation is (Number of Earned Runs * 9) / (innings pitched).

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Major League Baseball (MLB) scores are available on the official MLB website MLB.com, ESPN's website espn.go.com, flashscore.com/baseball, and yahoo.com, among many other websites. Baseball scores are also integrated into Google's search function and are available by searching for "baseball scores".

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Calculate a baseball player’s ERA or earned run average, by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched, and multiply by nine. ERA represents the average number of earned runs pitchers give up per nine-inning game and is the primary measure of a pitcher’s effectiveness.