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The starting pitcher is "off the hook" for the loss when his team scores a third run (4-3). The reliever would then be slated for the decision.

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Q: When a starting pitcher is ahead 2-1 is relieved after giving up 2 hits the reliever gave up a homer 2 more runs are charged to the starter score is 4-2 When is the starter off the hook for loss?
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