Definition of pinch-run in English:

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pinch-run

verb

[no object] Baseball
Substitute for another as a base runner, typically at a critical point in the game: Combs was supposed to pinch-run in the 12th
More example sentences
  • In one game, with runners on first and second base, Alvin Dark sent Washington in to pinch-run at first base.
  • Henson made his major-league debut on Thursday, pinch-running for Bernie Williams in the 8th inning.
  • You can pinch-run a slow guy and hell steal a base.

Derivatives

pinch-runner

noun
Example sentences
  • His pinch-runner doesn't score, and the Yanks lose the game and the series.
  • Five of those six appearances were as a pinch-runner and one as a defensive replacement.
  • His meager bat means he will probably just be a pinch runner in 2014.

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