perfect game

noun

Definition of perfect game

: a baseball game in which a pitcher allows no hits, no runs, and no opposing batter to reach first base

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So there was Colon last Sunday, taking a perfect game into the eighth inning against the defending World Series champion Astros. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Three up, three down: Bartolo Colon is back, Bryan Price paid the price for Reds' failures," 21 Apr. 2018 Didi Gregorius lined a one-out single to left to break up his perfect game in the fifth inning before the Yankees caught a break. New York Times, "Loss to Orioles Offers Yankees a Glimpse of What They Could Acquire," 10 July 2018 Phillies starter Zach Eflin took a perfect game into the sixth before Miguel Rojas broke it up with a leadoff bloop double. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Marlins win in extra innings for fourth straight win | Miami Herald," 1 May 2018 All of this is exactly why the newest iteration of Tetris is the perfect game for 2018. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Tetris Effect is perfect for people overwhelmed by modern video games," 18 Nov. 2018 DeShields' most-recent jaw-dropping catch came Wednesday in the seventh innings just after left-hander Mike Minor lost his bid for a perfect game. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "'The wall and I have a very good relationship'," 29 June 2018 Later that summer, Roberts made the more difficult choice to end Rich Hill's bid for a perfect game in Miami. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dodgers shut out Padres in first combined no-hitter in franchise history," 5 May 2018 The highest game score for a perfect game is 101, shared by Sandy Koufax (1965) and Matt Cain (2012). Michael Beller, SI.com, "Kerry Wood's 20-Strikeout Outing is the Greatest Pitching Performance Ever ... And I Missed It," 4 May 2018 On May 18, 2004, Randy Johnson threw a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin takes no-hitter into 8th, twirls one-hit shutout of Giants," 17 Apr. 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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perfect game

noun

English Language Learners Definition of perfect game

baseball : a game in which a pitcher does not allow the batters from the other team to get a base hit or to get to first base in any other way

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