score·​less | \ ˈskȯr-ləs How to pronounce scoreless (audio) \

Definition of scoreless

: having no score

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Kuhnel, who pitched two scoreless innings Sunday, became a pitcher in high school when his team needed an extra arm and Kuhnel volunteered. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds notebook: Joel Kuhnel cherishes 1st strikeout; Nick Senzel scratched from lineup," 19 Aug. 2019 Prior to his appearance, Josh Taylor, Colten Brewer, Ryan Brasier, Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes, and Heath Hembree all threw scoreless innings in relief of David Price. Julian Mcwilliams,, "A statement win was there for the taking, but Red Sox couldn’t seal the deal," 15 July 2019 Yamamoto dazzled again on Tuesday night, matching his first career start by pitching seven scoreless innings against St. Louis, and Miami beat the Cardinals 6-0. Warren Mayes,, "Jordan Yamamoto baffles Cardinals again; sets Marlins’ mark for most scoreless innings pitched to start career," 19 June 2019 Green allowed one hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings Sunday as an opener against the Indians. Lamond Pope,, "Reynaldo Lopez set to pitch for the White Sox vs. the Yankees but the start of the game is delayed by rain," 15 June 2019 In relief Joe Jimenez pitched a scoreless eighth inning but allowed two hits. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers observations: Matthew Boyd builds trade value, but the offense does little," 13 July 2019 Lorenzen pitched a scoreless ninth inning, which included a running catch into the right-field wall by Yasiel Puig, for the five-out save. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds open homestand with win over Chicago Cubs, snapping a 4-game losing streak," 28 June 2019 With Luz watching from home in South Florida, Lebron pitched a scoreless fifth inning in the North’s 8-7 victory. Nathan Ruiz,, "'You need someone to spark a fire in you': Orioles prospect David Lebron overcomes hurdles on path back to baseball," 18 June 2019 The Thorns are coming off a scoreless home draw with the Utah Royals, while the Dash are coming off a scoreless road draw with the Washington Spirit. Jamie Goldberg,, "Portland Thorns vs. Houston Dash: Live updates, how to watch live stream online," 29 June 2019

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scoreless

used to describe a game in which no points, goals, runs, etc., have been scored
used to describe a player or team that has not scored

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