Last train rule?

I was watching my hometown Chunichi Dragons in the Japanese equivalent of the World Series tonight. The game was at home against the Chiba Lotte Marines, with the Marines leading the series 3 – 2. The game started at 6:00 pm, but I thought it started at 7:00 pm. Oops! It was 1 – 1 when I joined.

After 9 innings it was 2 – 2 and we were due for extra innings. The game kept going, and going, and going, and going. Around 14 innings I joked on Twitter about a last train rule. Little did I know.

After 15 innings and almost midnight, everyone left. That’s right, the game stopped. WHAT?!?!!? I have no idea what’s next. There is Game 7 scheduled tomorrow. Will they finish Game 6 first? Will everything slide one day? How does this work?

A little Wikipedia research told me that in regular season games, if still tied after 12 innings, the game is declared a tie. Apparently that is to take into account the last train. But the equivalent of the World Series? I guess I’ll see what’s next.

The home stadium

One Reply to “Last train rule?”

  1. As it turns out, the game ended as a tie. So going into Game 7 today, the Marines lead the series 3 – 2. I feel bad for my friends that were actually AT the game and paid a ton of money for their tickets. I’m sure they feel a little bit cheated.

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