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 The senior has allowed just one earned run over his last five appearances. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 6 May 2022 Hilker, who pitched four dominant innings Tuesday in a 12-1 win over Joliet Central, has thrown 16 innings and allowed only one earned run on five hits. Paul Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 7 Apr. 2022 Easterling struck out seven over 5.1 innings, allowing one earned run and three hits. Al.com Reports, al, 26 Feb. 2022 Linneman has allowed one earned run this season in 34 ⅓ innings, a run that came on an RBI double by Scott in Taylor's 2-1 win over Cooper March 30. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 22 Apr. 2022 Cade Ahearn allowed just one earned run during the regular season last year and finished with 35 strikeouts. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 22 Mar. 2022 Patrick got the win, giving up one earned run over 4.1 innings. al, 2 Mar. 2022 Instead, think of the parade of relievers who piled up 10 strikeouts and gave up a single earned run through the first eight innings. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 In the first two games of the season, Cleveland starters have gone 0-1 with a 0.87 ERA (one earned run in 10 1/3 innings). Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of earned run

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earned run was in 1871

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Last Updated

13 May 2022

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“Earned run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earned%20run. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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