How to Play

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Selecting Your Players

Each day on which an MLB game is played during the Contest Period (each, a "Game Day"), you must select one (1) player from a list displayed on MLB.com of MLB players who are on a MLB Club's active roster on that Game Day (the "Active Players List"). If you fail to select a player for any Game Day, your streak will reset to zero. The Active Players List may change as a result of injury or other roster changes, so be alert. You may select any player from the Active Player List, including any player you have previously chosen. You will have until five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first MLB game being played on that Game Day to make your player selection for that Game Day, after which you may not submit a player or change your selection; however, you can make your daily player selection up to ten (10) calendar days prior to any Game Day and may change your selection until five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first MLB game being played on that Game Day. MLB.com's computer shall be the official clock of the Contest.

Establishing and Maintaining a Streak

All participants start at zero. Your streak is measured by the number of consecutive Game Day(s) the player(s) you select are credited with a home run during the Contest Period.

If you select a player for any Game Day who does not hit a home run during the Game Day for which you selected him, your streak ends and must start to build your streak again from zero.

If a player you select does not play during the Game Day for which you selected him for any reason other than his MLB Club not being scheduled to play, your streak will NOT end. A home run streak will also NOT end if each of the selected player's plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. A home run streak will end if the player has a sacrifice fly and no home run. Except as set forth in the Suspended Games Section below, your streak will remain intact in the event of any cancelled or postponed MLB game. The foregoing is based on official scoring as confirmed by MLBAM.

In the event that a player you select plays in a double-header, your streak will only continue if the player hits at least one home run in both games in which he plays on that Game Day unless all the selected player's plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that a player you select hits at least one home run in both games of a double-header, your streak will continue, but your streak will only increase by one (1) home run for that Game Day, and not two (2) home runs.

NOTE: Except as set forth in the Suspended Games section below, only home runs officially scored as home runs in 2011 MLB regular season games will be counted as valid home runs in the Contest.

Suspended Games

The following shall apply in the event any 2011 MLB game(s) is suspended during the Contest Period (each, a "Suspended Game"):

1) In the event any Suspended Game (s) is subsequently completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which any such game(s) was suspended, for purposes of this Contest, all home runs officially scored as home runs for such Suspended Game(s) shall count as valid home runs for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.

Example: A participant selects Dustin Pedroia to hit a home run on the May 4th game that is suspended. Pedroia goes 0-for-2 in the first part of the game that is suspended on May 4th, but hits a home run in the portion of the Suspended Game that is resumed the next day, May 5th. In this case, although Pedroia's home run took place on May 5th, for purposes of this Contest, the hit would count as a valid home run for May 4th, Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.

2) In the event any Suspended Game(s) is not completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which such game(s) was suspended, for purposes of this Contest, ONLY home runs officially scored as home runs in the portion of the game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid home runs for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled, provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended:

a. The MLB Club that is trailing in the portion of the game that was suspended (i) has made fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) has completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or

b. The home MLB Club (i) has made fifteen (15) or more outs, (ii) has completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings, and/or (iii) has tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Under any of these circumstances, for purposes of this Contest, only home runs officially scored as home runs in the portion of the MLB game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid home runs for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game (s) was originally scheduled. As such, any home runs officially scored as home runs from any portion of any Suspended Game(s) that is completed four (4) or more calendar days immediately following the date on which the game(s) is suspended will NOT count as valid home runs for purposes of this Contest.

Example: A game started on Wednesday, May 21st between the Tigers and Pirates is suspended with the score tied at 2-2 in the 7th inning. The game isn't resumed until Sunday, May 25th (i.e., four (4) calendar days later), and the Tigers go on to win 3-2. In this case, all home runs officially scored as home runs from the first portion of the game (i.e., the portion played on May 21, prior to the game being suspended) will count as valid home runs for the May 21 game. Any home runs officially scored as home runs from the second portion of the game that was completed on May 25 will NOT count toward either game played on May 21 or May 25.

3) In the event any Suspended Game(s) is not completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which the game(s) was suspended, any home runs officially scored as home runs in any portion of such Suspended Game(s) will NOT count as valid home runs for purposes of this Contest provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended:

a. The MLB Club which is trailing has NOT (i) made fifteen (15) or more outs in the game, and/or (ii) completed all of its at-bats for five (5) innings; or

b. An MLB game is tied and the visiting MLB Club has NOT (i) made fifteen (15) outs or more in the game, or (ii) completed all of its at-bats for five (5) or more innings.

Under either of these circumstances, home runs officially scored as home runs for any portion(s) of any Suspended Game(s) will NOT count as valid home runs for purposes of this Contest. In other words, such home runs shall not apply to either the (1) Game Day on which the Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled, or (2) Game Day on which the Suspended Game(s) was completed.

Example: A game played on Thursday, June 2nd between the Padres and Astros is suspended with the score tied at 4-4 in the 4th inning. The game isn't resumed until Monday, June 6th (i.e., four (4) calendar days later), and the Padres go on to win 8-5. In this case,none of the home runs officially scored as home runs will count for either part of the game and accordingly, for either Game Day of a Contest participant's streak.

Stat Corrections

Your home run totals will not be updated to reflect official MLB statistics corrections that occur more than three (3) calendar days after the completion of an entire Game Day's schedule of games.

For example: for a game played on Friday, June 3, the official scoring change would have to be made on or before Monday, June 6, to count toward a user's streak. If a scoring change for the Friday, June 3 game were to take place on Tuesday, June 7 (four calendar days later), the scoring change would NOT be reflected in your home runs streak.