Enter the total runs scored and total runs allowed into the calculator to determine the run differential. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Run Differential Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the run differential in a baseball game.

RD = RS - RA

Variables:

- RD is the run differential RS is the total runs scored by a team RA is the total runs allowed by a team

To calculate the run differential, subtract the total runs allowed by a team from the total runs scored by the team. The result is the run differential, which can be a positive or negative number. A positive run differential indicates that a team has scored more runs than it has allowed, while a negative run differential indicates the opposite.

## What is a Run Differential?

Run differential in baseball is the difference between the total number of runs a team has scored and the total number of runs its opponents have scored. It is used as a performance metric to evaluate a team’s overall performance. A positive run differential indicates that a team has scored more runs than it has allowed, suggesting strong offensive and defensive performance, while a negative run differential suggests the opposite.

## How to Calculate Run Differential?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Run Differential.

- First, determine the total runs scored by a team (RS).
- Next, determine the total runs allowed by a team (RA).
- Next, gather the formula from above = RD = RS – RA.
- Finally, calculate the Run Differential.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total runs scored by a team (RS) = 250

total runs allowed by a team (RA) = 200