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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.
Origin of earned run
1875-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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