score·​less | \ˈskȯr-ləs \

Definition of scoreless 

: having no score

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Nathan Eovaldi, who is projected to start in Game 3 or 4 in Los Angeles this weekend, pitched a scoreless eighth inning Tuesday. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Is Hitting on Every Move," 24 Oct. 2018 Diaz struck out five batters in two scoreless innings Sunday afternoon after being recalled from San Antonio earlier in the day. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: Maton, Lockett up; Hosmer's solo BP," 9 July 2018 Pivetta, of course, picked up a victory since then by giving the Phillies a scoreless 13th inning of relief Sunday against the Nats. Bob Brookover,, "For Phillies, PNC Park has been a torture chamber | Extra Innings," 6 July 2018 After a scoreless top half, the Falcons’ first batter in the bottom of the eighth was hit by pitch. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "There was another no-hitter thrown at Miller Park. It still wasn't in a game involving the Brewers.," 7 June 2018 Britton, who has pitched two scoreless one-inning outings — most recently an eight-pitch, three-groundout perfect inning for Double-A Bowie on Friday night — is set to pitch next Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk at Columbus. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles notes: Zach Britton, O's eye return from disabled list on next homestand," 2 June 2018 Guerra has pitched well in his three appearances, giving up one earned run in 4 1/3 innings, including two scoreless innings on Friday. Mike Persak,, "Marlins' Javy Guerra seeks permanent spot in majors," 14 July 2018 Andrew Das: There’s the whistle on a fast-paced, regularly chippy but notably scoreless half. Andrew Das, New York Times, "England Shakes Its Shootout Curse and Saves Its World Cup," 5 July 2018 Britton pitched a scoreless eighth inning Wednesday against the Phillies, but thus far, his results have been mixed. Scott Lauber,, "Manny Machado isn't the only Orioles player with ties to Phillies officials," 4 July 2018

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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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