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If a player reaches base on a passed ball and later scores is it an earned run or unearned?

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The only way a runner can reach on a passed ball is if he strikes out, and the 3rd strike gets away from the catcher. Since the batter struck out, he should not have reached based, although no errors are charged the run if he later scores is an unearned run

See MLB Rule 10.18 Earned Runs. No earned run if batter reaches on passed ball.

A wild pitch is the pitcher's fault and contributes to the earned run.

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