Couple of ER / Unearned run scenarios

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SquirrellyDan
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1) If a runner scores on a sac fly but only got to third because of a fielding error (he had reached safely initially), is that still an unearned run?

2) If there's an error that allows a runner to reach, is every run scored after 2 outs unearned or just the man who reached on the error? Are there exceptions to this?

Mathguy64
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AFAIK the process is to reconstruct the inning as though the error was an out. And every run scoring after what would have been the 3rd out is unearned.
birdman
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Scenario #1 - Depends on what happened to later batters. If the next guy (after sac fly) hits a double, then the error didn't matter. Base runner would have scored with or without the error. That would be earned run. It would be unearned if next guy hit a grounder for third out, or something similar.

Scenario #2 - They would all be unearned after that. Without the error you have three outs. So everything after that is unearned.
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