Definition of pinch-run in English:


Syllabification: pinch-run


[no object] Baseball
  • Substitute for another as a base runner, typically at a critical point in the game.
    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.


pinch runner

More example sentences
  • Hernand got his own milestone in the bottom of the eighth, stroking a single to right for his first major-league hit, then yielding to pinch-runner Alfonso.
  • On May 5, the A's decided they could no longer afford to carry three pinch-runners.
  • If he sticks long-term with the Yankees, which won't be easy given New York's current flock of outfielders, it figures to be as a pinch-runner in late-inning situations.

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