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.
Definition of earned run in:
- The British & World English dictionary