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Synonyms for pinch-hit

to act as a substitute

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Spiezio, a former Angel, delivered a pinch-hit single to center field off Dodgers reliever Joe Beimel with two outs in the seventh to score Scott Rolen, but that was as close as the Cardinals would get.
With one out in the ninth against reliever Jose Mesa, Lugo pinch-hit and walked and moved to second on Rafael Furcal's sharp single to left.
Hall was at second base when Drew was summoned to pinch-hit for starter Mark Hendrickson, who pitched decently while giving up four runs on eight hits over six innings.
Veteran Ricky Ledee then came up to pinch-hit for Dodgers reliever Joe Beimel and promptly tied the score, dropping a bloop single just in front of a hard-charging Dave Roberts in left to bring home Martin.
Salmon already gave family and friends a thrill with a pinch-hit triple Saturday that got past diving center fielder Eric Byrnes and rolled to the center-field wall.
Quinlan connected on the first pinch-hit home run of his career, a two-run shot in the 13th inning, to give the Angels a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.