How Many Innings Are in an Official Baseball Game?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 3:18:37 PM ET

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.

Advertisement