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shutout Line breaks: shut|out
Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌtaʊt/

Definition of shutout in English:


A play, game, or inning in which the opposition is prevented from scoring: he carried a shutout into the fifth innings a stunning 34-0 shutout [as modifier]: the first Swedish goal snapped a shutout streak of 136 minutes
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  • Even though Valenzuela led the National League in complete games, shutouts, innings pitched and strikeouts, Seaver, as you mention, had a better won-lost record.
  • Blyleven led the league in complete games once, shutouts three times, innings pitched twice and strikeouts once.
  • Hershiser tied or shared the league lead in wins, complete games, shutouts, and innings pitched.

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