out·​pitch | \ ˌau̇t-ˈpich How to pronounce outpitch (audio) \
outpitched; outpitching; outpitches

Definition of outpitch

transitive verb

: to outdo in pitching : to pitch better than They are going to need their starters to consistently outpitch the opposition to hand off leads to their dominant late game.— Joel Sherman

Examples of outpitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ynoa was not as dominant, but seemed poised to outpitch Cole, putting together his best major league start since September 2017. Nathan Ruiz, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles battle AL-best Astros for 11 innings, but fall 4-3 on 'do-or-die play' at plate," 8 June 2019 Tanaka outpitched Snell, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, for the second time in less than a week. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Alvarado rebounds, Rays top Yanks 2-1, back into 1st place," 18 May 2019 Kevin Brown outpitched Johnson, and key hits from Jim Leyritz and Steve Finley powered the offense. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "1998 Padres take pride in helping make downtown ballpark a reality," 10 May 2018 Lopez was outpitched by lefty Danny Duffy in a 5-0 loss to the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field but seemed sharp and thoroughly dialed in. chicagotribune.com, "From the hospital to the mound, new father Reynaldo Lopez stays in control," 14 July 2018 Zack Godley outpitched Jhoulys Chacin, who wore down beneath an elevated pitch count. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Myers, Padres rally from six-run deficit to stun Diamondbacks," 10 Sep. 2017 Trevor Richards outpitched Clayton Kershaw as the Miami Marlins took advantage of a wild outing from the Dodgers' ace to beat Los Angeles 8-6 on Wednesday night. Tom Connolly, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Realmuto's home runs too much for Kershaw, Dodgers," 26 Apr. 2018 Max Scherzer struck out 10 and outpitched Jacob deGrom in a matchup of aces, and the Nationals edged the New York Mets 3-2 on Sunday to clinch home-field advantage in the NL Division Series. USA TODAY, "Nationals edge Mets to clinch NLDS home field," 24 Sep. 2017 Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, and Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered as the Cubs won their first National League pennant since 1945 with a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers. Jonathon Berlin, chicagotribune.com, "The last Cubs-Dodgers NLCS: A 6-game masterpiece," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of outpitch

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Outpitch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpitch. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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