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A run scored as a result of a fielding error, not counted in figuring a pitcher's earned run average.
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|Noun||1.||unearned run - a run that was scored as a result of an error by the other team|
run, tally - a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
earned run - a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team
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