Ninth Inning

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Controversies At The 2006 World Baseball Classic - Bob Davidson - Sacrifice Fly Appeal, Japan Vs. United States
... In the top of the eighth inning of the second-round game between Japan and United States, a Japanese run was nullified when the umpiring crew ruled that Tsuyoshi ... ended up winning the game by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning ... Some argued that the call did not end the game, only the inning, and some will argue that Alex Rodriguez's single in the ninth inning would have scored two runs in any case (had the next run mattered) ...
Closer (baseball) - Strategy
... ESPN.com writer Jim Caple wrote that closers' saves in the ninth "merely conclude what is usually a foregone conclusion." Dave Smith of Retrosheet researched the seasons 1930–2003 and found that the ... One-run leads after eight innings have been won roughly 85 percent of the time, two-run leads 94 percent of the time, and three-run leads about 96 ... holding them out to accumulate easier ninth inning saves ...
Jerry Blevins - Professional Baseball Career
... he pitched in one game in which he did not give a run and got the win in 2⅔ scoreless innings pitched ... He also struck out 11.87 batters per nine innings and had a total of 102 strikeouts in 77⅓ innings ... On September 16, 2007, Blevins made his major league debut, coming into the game in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers ...
Homer In The Gloamin' - The Play
... The game of September 28, 1938, reached the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied at 5 runs apiece ... on the lightless Wrigley Field, the umpires ruled that the ninth inning would be the last to be played ... Hartnett came to bat with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning ...
1889 Major League Baseball Season - Events - September–October
... Louis Browns fall out of first place by losing in extra innings to the Columbus Solons ... Louis Browns leave the field in Brooklyn in the ninth inning leading 4–2 claiming it is too dark to continue play ... with the Giants having the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth inning ...

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