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

Examples of earned run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs and pitched three innings, giving up one hit and one earned run with six strikeouts in a win over Glendale Cactus. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Week 3 Arizona high school baseball top performers," 4 Apr. 2021 Paredes allowed just one earned run over eight innings, allowing three hits with six strikeouts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "College baseball wrapup: USD pitchers make a statement against UC Riverside," 14 Mar. 2021 Eduardo Rodríguez, set to start on opening day for Boston, pitched two innings and gave up and earned run on three hits and a pair of walks. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Yankees-Tigers 2021 MLB spring training live stream (3/23): How to watch online, TV info, time," 23 Mar. 2021 Redshirt freshman right-hander Dylan Miller got things started in a 4-2 win, allowing one earned run and four hits with five strikeouts — and working around five walks — over six innings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "College baseball weekend: Aztecs win third straight conference series," 21 Mar. 2021 Daniel Cunningham got the win, allowing one earned run in six innings, as Rockwall (9-10-1, 1-1 District 10-6A) rebounded from a 5-1 loss to Rockwall-Heath (15-4-1, 1-1) on Tuesday. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Baseball/softball replay: Southlake Carroll beats state power Keller; Allen makes dramatic rally," 20 Mar. 2021 Kyle Marquart got the pitching win for the Lions (5-0), allowing just 1 hit, 1 earned run and 1 walk while striking out 7. Steve Gorches, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando area high school scores and top performers from Monday, March 1," 1 Mar. 2021 Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez allowed one earned run on a hit and two walks, striking out three in 1 2/3 innings. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Phillies-Tigers MLB 2021 spring training live stream (3/10): How to watch online, TV info, time," 10 Mar. 2021 Oregon is among just four teams (Washington, Michigan, Texas) to ever score at least three earned run off UCLA’s Megan Faraimo. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "No. 8 Oregon softball faces first major tests of 2021 against No. 1 UCLA, Utah," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of earned run

1871, in the meaning defined above

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7 Apr 2021

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“Earned run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earned%20run. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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