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Runner on First Attempts to Go to Second Base on Dropped Third Strike

When a batter strikes out on a dropped third strike and first base is occupied with less than two outs, the batter is automatically out. The rule is a close cousin of the Infield Fly rule. It is designed to protect the runners. Without the rule, a catcher could intentionally drop a third strike and turn it into double play or triple play in the same way an infielder could intentionally drop an Infield Fly…

When a batter strikes out on a dropped third strike and first base is occupied with less than two outs, the batter is automatically out. The rule is a close cousin of the Infield Fly rule. It is designed to protect the runners. Without the rule, a catcher could intentionally drop a third strike and turn it into double play or triple play in the same way an infielder could intentionally drop an Infield Fly…

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...first base is occupied with two out.

You can view the play by going to the link below

http://m.mlb.com/video/v1269863583/hou-sea-paxton-gets-k-zunino-nabs-runner-at-second/?game_pk=490196

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