Definition of earned run in English:

earned run

Line breaks: earned run


  • A run scored without the aid of errors by the team in the field (i.e. by hits, walks, and outs that advance base runners).
    More example sentences
    • Personally, I tend to favor pitchers who throw more innings with fewer hits, earned runs, and home runs allowed while also striking out more batters.
    • In a strange twist, Morris, who had pitched so brilliantly the year before, was roughed up for ten earned runs in 10.2 innings while pitching for Toronto.
    • In his fourth start of the season last night, Weaver pitched five innings with no earned runs, allowing two hits and no walks against seven strikeouts.

More definitions of earned run

Definition of earned run in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw