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Synonyms for pinch-hit

to act as a substitute

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Just like that Essegian entered the record books as the first player with two pinch-hit blasts in the Series.
Oregon State closer Jake Mulholland, who gave up Kern's pinch-hit homer, pitched the ninth and 10th innings to improve to 5-0.
Kazuhiro Hatakeyama hit a two-run single in the sixth and Ryuji Miyade had a pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth for Yakult.
Shelley Duncan delivered a pinch-hit RBI double to break a 3-3 tie in the 10th as the Indians captured their fourth consecutive win and opened up a two-game lead over the Royals in the American League Central.
This was no pinch-hit century from the left-hander.
He is a quick bowler who can also pinch-hit as a batsman." CYCLING: David Millar won the De Panne three-day race in Belgium after after dominating yesterday's final stage, a 14.75km time trial.
This put him out of action as a starter for the next 13 games, but he did pinch-hit three times.
San Diego Padres manager BRUCE BOCHY, after sending Kerry Robinson up to pinch-hit with two men on, only to watch him bounce into a triple play: "You're thinking he's a good guy to stay out of the double play.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda tops the list of five ministers to pinch-hit for Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori should the premier become incapacitated, Fukuda said Tuesday.
Other diet bars--like Nestle Sweet Success, Jenny Craig, Zone Perfect, Pounds Off, and Atkins Diet Advantage--are also designed to pinch-hit for a meal or snack when you don't have time for the real thing.
But, for those times when you're unavailable, you can employ some reliable substitutes to pinch-hit for you.
The White Sox scored four runs in the seventh when Yolmer Sanchez chased Fried with an RBI single and Welington Castillo added a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Luke Jackson.
Trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning, Geri Ann Glasco gave the fifth-ranked Ducks (34-6, 12-2) the lead with a pinch-hit grand slam to center field for her ninth home run of the season.
The only other hitters we found, with at least 20 pinch-hit at-bats and not being credited with a hit, were George Greek and Rabbit Warstler.
Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo, Japan, beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5.