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Official Rules of Major League Baseball

6.01 (i) (7.13) Collisions at Home Plate

6.01 (i) (7.13) Collisions at Home Plate (1) A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate), or otherwise initiate an avoidable collision. If, in the judgment of the umpire, a runner attempting to score […]

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Rundown Play – Collision at Home Plate Rule

The Reds hosted the Royals on Aug. 18 in a 13-inning contest won by the Royals, 3-1. In the top of the ninth the Royals had Lorenzo Cain on third with Sal Perez at bat and one out. Perez hit a ground ball to second baseman Brandon Phillips who threw to third baseman Todd Frazier […]