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    Major League Baseball Tests New Extra-Innings Rule

    No more late nights? MLB is testing a new rule in the lowest levels of the minors that could zip up interminable games, forcing more action and sparing pitchers’ arms: Every extra frame will begin with a runner at second base. It’s a move that breaks with American baseball orthodoxy, though it’s been used in international play for years and will feature in this spring’s World Baseball Classic. Even if it’s a wild success in the minors, fans shouldn’t expect it to advance to the majors with any speed.

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