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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Closer Dalton Feeney, who missed last season because of Tommy John surgery, has allowed two earned runs over 16 1-3 innings while recording six saves. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Comeback Wolfpack: NC State relies on rallies in 23-1 start," 25 Mar. 2019 The 24-year-old has earned a victory in each of his last seven starts, with two earned runs or fewer in six of those. Vincent Deblasio, Philly.com, "Phillies minor league report: Joey Meneses, Cole Irvin lead Lehigh Valley to series win," 11 June 2018 Only two have been quality starts (three earned runs or fewer in at least six innings), both by Grant Gambrell. Ron Richmond For The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Luke Heimlich, Bryce Fehmel 'and TBA': Oregon State baseball still searching for reliable 3rd starter," 23 May 2018 The left-hander has allowed two earned runs or less in all six of his starts and leads the AL in ERA at 1.03. Casey L Moore, USA TODAY, "Biggest surprises -- good or bad -- one month into MLB season," 30 Apr. 2018 In 86 plate appearances during non-save situations, Giles has allowed 17 earned runs and 29 hits. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Bizarre ending secures Astros' extra-innings victory over A's," 11 July 2018 Eshelman has averaged nearly six innings in his last five starts, allowing just 12 earned runs and throwing strikes on 64 percent of his pitches over that stretch. Mitchell Gladstone, Philly.com, "Phillies minor leaguer Tom Eshelman working through struggles," 10 July 2018 He's compiled such consistently poor results that the ledger on his misfortune totals out to six losses, 31 earned runs and 12 homers in six starts since June 3. Maria Torres, kansascity, "A career night from Francisco Lindor dooms Royals, Junis in loss to Indians," 2 July 2018 His next start, on June 20, was solid — five innings, two earned runs and six strikeouts. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "White Sox prospect Michael Kopech stopped listening, went from struggling to sizzling," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of earned run

1871, in the meaning defined above

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