earned run

noun Baseball.
a run yielded by a pitcher in which no error by the pitcher or the pitcher's teammates and no passed ball by the catcher was involved.

1875–80, Americanism

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Be drove in an earned run by bis neat single in the sixth.
As a general thing a home run is recorded as an earned run, but in some cases it can not be scored that way.
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