Definition of earned run in English:

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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).
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.

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Syllabification: earned run

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