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

Definition of scoreless

: having no score

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Stanek has made 11 starts — totaling 16 2/3 innings — since May 26, with 10 of them being scoreless outings. Mark Didtler,, "Hot-hitting Wilson Ramos powers Rays past Tigers," 11 July 2018 De Los Santos has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 starts this season, including three scoreless outings. Vincent Deblasio,, "Phillies minor league report: Enyel De Los Santos cruises in IronPigs win," 8 June 2018 After a scoreless third quarter, the All-Stars trailed, 11-8. Mia Berry,, "Will Manny helps MLL All-Stars triumph in OT vs. Team USA," 29 June 2018 Kershaw had his shortest postseason start ever in Game 1 of the NLCS, lasting just three innings in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, but responded with a seven-inning gem in Game 5 and a scoreless relief inning to end Game 7. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Dodgers vs. Red Sox: What to Watch for in the World Series," 23 Oct. 2018 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

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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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