How to play

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Selecting Your Teams

Each day on which an MLB game is played during the Contest Period (each a "Game Day"), you must select one (1) team from a list displayed on MLB.com of all MLB teams that are participating in MLB games on that Game Day. If you fail to select a team for any Game Day, your streak will reset to zero. The list of available teams may change as a result of scheduling or other changes, so be alert. You may select any team from the list of all MLB teams that are participating in MLB games on that Game Day, including a MLB team 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 team selection for that Game Day, after which you may not submit a team or change your selection; however, you can make your daily team selection(s) 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 team(s) you select are credited with a win during the Contest Period. If you select a team for any Game Day that does not win its game during the Game Day for which you selected it, your streak ends and must start to build your streak again from zero.

If you fail to pick a team on any Game Day, your streak will automatically reset to zero. Except as set forth in the Suspended Games Section, your streak will remain intact in the event of any cancelled or postponed MLB game.

If you select a team playing in a doubleheader, your streak will end if the team you select loses either of the two (2) games it plays on that Game Day. The team you select must win both games of the doubleheader for you to keep your streak alive. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that a team you select wins both games of a doubleheader, your streak will continue, but your streak will only increase by one (1) win for that Game Day, and not two (2) wins.

The foregoing is based on official scoring as confirmed by MLBAM.

NOTE: Except as set forth in the Suspended Games section below, only wins officially scored as wins in 2010 MLB regular season games will be counted as valid wins in the Contest.

Suspended Games

The following shall apply in the event any 2010 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, all wins officially scored as wins for such Suspended Game(s) shall count as valid wins for purposes of this Contest.

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, ONLY wins officially scored as wins in the portion of the Suspended Game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid wins for purposes of this Contest, 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 team 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 team (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 wins officially scored as wins in the portion of the MLB game(s) that was played prior to the suspension will count as valid wins for purposes of this Contest. As such, wins officially scored as wins 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 wins for purposes of this Contest.

Example: A game started on Wednesday, May 26 between the Yankees and Twins is suspended with the score tied at 2-2 in the 7th inning. The game isn't resumed until Sunday, May 30 (i.e., four (4) calendar days later), and the Yankees go on to win 3-2. In this case, all wins officially scored as wins from the first portion of the game (i.e., the portion played on May 26, prior to the game being suspended) will count as valid wins for the May 26 game. Any wins officially scored as wins from the second portion of the game that was completed on May 30 will NOT count toward either game played on May 26 or May 30.

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 wins officially scored as wins in any portion of the Suspended Game(s) will NOT count as valid wins for purposes of this Contest provided either of the following conditions apply at the time such game(s) is suspended:

a. The MLB team 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 team 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, wins officially scored as wins for any portion(s) of any Suspended Game(s) will NOT count as valid wins for purposes of this Contest (i.e., such wins shall not apply to either the (1) Game Day on which the Suspended Game(s) was started, or (2) Game Day on which the Suspended Game(s) was completed.

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

Stat Corrections

Your win 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 4, the official scoring change would have to be made on or before Monday, June 8, to count toward a user's streak. If a scoring change for the Friday, June 4 game were to take place on Tuesday, June 8 (four calendar days later), the scoring change would NOT be reflected in your winning streak.