Quick question. I realize it's in the rule book, but I've often wondered why a starting pitcher can receive a loss regardless of innings pitched, but why can't he earn a win without getting 15 outs?

Meanwhile, any reliever can come in in the 5th, throw one-third of an inning and get the win. It's always seemed incongruous to me.

Meanwhile, any reliever can come in in the 5th, throw one-third of an inning and get the win. It's always seemed incongruous to me.

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