go-ahead run

[ goh-uh-hed ruhn ]

nounBaseball.Usually the go-ahead run .
  1. a run that puts the batting team in the lead: The runner on third scores easily, and that’s the go-ahead run for Baltimore.

  2. the runner who occupies a base closer to home plate than any other runner and who represents the team’s next opportunity to score a tie-breaking run: The go-ahead run is on second base, and any decent hit from Jackson is gonna bring him home.

Origin of go-ahead run

First recorded in 1990–95

Words Nearby go-ahead run

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