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 Paxton outpitched Verlander, an eight-time All-Star and former AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, on a night when each team had five hits. Ronald Blum, The Denver Post, "DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS," 19 Oct. 2019 Paxton outpitched Verlander, an eight-time All-Star and former AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner. Ronald Blum, baltimoresun.com, "Yankees stay alive in ALCS with 4-1 victory over Astros in Game 5," 18 Oct. 2019 If Buehler outpitches Corbin on Thursday, the Nationals will be in real trouble. Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Walker Buehler downplays Game 1 start, but it’s a big deal," 2 Oct. 2019 Jose Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, the unheralded Houston rookie quieting Washington’s bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Ronald Blum, courant.com, "Urquidy, Bregman lead Astros over Nats 8-1, tie Series 2-2," 27 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of outpitch

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Outpitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpitch. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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