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Synonyms for pinch-hit

to act as a substitute

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National League pinch-hit at-bats declined from 2010 through 2013, but rose slightly in 2014.
He already has three pinch-hit home runs this season -- all in the past two weeks -- and fourin his career.
It's a tough job because you don't know when you'll be called on to pinch-hit," Mota told sportswriter Jerry Beach.
After reaching on a bunt single in his first pinch-hit appearance of 1959, Hardy went 0-for-11 in that role the rest of the season.
With Drew out -- he was available to pinch-hit and should start tonight -- the Dodgers did not have a true fourth outfielder available.
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.
Now the Angels will head to San Francisco and Arizona, where a relied-upon contributor sits and waits for a late-inning pinch-hit chance.
Olmedo Saenz capped the inning with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly off Alan Embree.
Furcal pinch-hit in the ninth inning and flied out to right field.
After trailing 3-0 in the fourth, they used a two-run double by Willy Aybar in the fourth and a pinch-hit home run from Matt Kemp in the fifth to tie the game 3-3.
Then, after the Dodgers finally broke through with three runs off a tiring Hernandez in the seventh -- they pulled within 6-3 on Olmedo Saenz's seventh pinch hit, a double, and his eighth and ninth pinch-hit RBI -- the enigmatic Carter came on for the first time in a week.