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

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 This is a veteran who could outpitch his contract. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 José Suarez struck out eight over seven superb innings to outpitch fellow lefty Cole Irvin, and the Angels edged the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 But the next few months could be awkward if Holmes continues to outpitch Chapman, but is doing it during the eighth inning. New York Times, 1 July 2022 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, 19 Oct. 2019 Paxton outpitched Verlander, an eight-time All-Star and former AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner. Ronald Blum, baltimoresun.com, 18 Oct. 2019 If Buehler outpitches Corbin on Thursday, the Nationals will be in real trouble. Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 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, 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, 8 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outpitch was in 1871

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“Outpitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outpitch. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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