earned run


Definition of earned run

: a run in baseball that scores without benefit of an error before the fielding team has had a chance to make the third putout of the inning

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Thornburg has appeared in five rehab games for Pawtucket and been charged with eight earned runs over 4⅔ innings. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Positional shuffle hasn’t hurt Michael Chavis on defense," 20 June 2019 Suarez, the team’s second-best pitching prospect behind Griffin Canning, has allowed a home run in each start and given up eight earned runs in 16 innings. Maria Torres, latimes.com, "Jose Suarez continues to cement his place in Angels’ starting rotation," 15 June 2019 Smith lasted five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits — including three home runs — and two walks, while striking out two. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Marlins starter Caleb Smith cleared to throw; Brian Anderson continues to impress defensively," 15 June 2019 Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo has allowed one earned run in his last 11 innings after giving up only an unearned run in 3 1/3 innings to start Sunday’s bullpen day. Luis Perdomo expects to start again one day. K.c. Alfred/the San Diego Union-tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Luis Perdomo starts well, draft talk, Hedges update," 10 June 2019 In 3⅔ innings, Carpenter gave up eight earned runs off 10 hits and only struck out one Twin. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers' Ron Gardenhire looks for ways to rebuild confidence of Joe Jimenez," 9 June 2019 Smith lasted five innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits — including three home runs — and two walks, while striking out two. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Caleb Smith heading to the IL; Marlins MLB draft draws strong reviews," 7 June 2019 Jake Arrieta could not get through the fifth inning and allowed 10 earned runs on 17 hits in his two West Coast starts. Bob Brookover, https://www.inquirer.com, "Did win over Padres cost the Phillies another reliever? | Extra Innings," 6 June 2019 Senzatela allowed two earned runs over seven innings in two rehab starts for Triple-Albuquerque. Michael Wagaman, The Seattle Times, "Belt scores in 18th inning as Giants beat Rockies 3-2," 13 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of earned run

1871, in the meaning defined above

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