Walk off hit scores winning run(s)
(Fort Worth, Texas)
A Baserunning Situation You Seldom See
Matt asked: Two men on, in home team's last at bat. Score tied 0-0.
Batter hits a line drive to the gap.
Both base runners reach home plate.
Is the final score 1-0 or 2-0 ?
Rick answered: Matt, thank you for your question.
In the situation you described, the final score would be 1-0. To score all runners, the batter would have to hit a home run, out of the park, in which case the final score would be 3-0.
Once the first runner crossed the plate, the umpire should have declared the run scored, and the game over.
Yours in baseball,
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