How many innings are in baseball?





In baseball, there are typically 9 innings in a standard game. Each team gets a turn to bat and a turn to field in each inning. During their turn to bat, the team tries to score runs by hitting the ball and running around a sequence of bases. Once three outs are made, the teams switch roles, and the opposite team gets a chance to bat. This cycle continues until the end of the 9th inning. However, in certain situations, like tied games or playoffs, extra innings can be played to determine a winner. For example, imagine a game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. They play the standard 9 innings, with each team having a chance to bat and field. If the Yankees are leading after the 9th inning, the game is over, and they win. But if the score is tied, they would continue to play additional innings until a team comes out on top. Extra innings could be played in this scenario, such as the 10th inning, 11th inning, and so on until one team wins. In rare cases, games have even gone into several extra innings, making for an exciting and intense competition.