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- n. A score which gives the scoring team or player the lead in the game.
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In 1946, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in the seventh game when Enos “Country” Slaughter scored the ninth-inning, go-ahead run all the way from first base on a single to left field.
Hitless in five plate appearances, which included an extra-inning strikeout with the go-ahead run on third base, the most memorable part of Jeter’s night might have been when the youthful Yankee call-up and his father ambled past the darkened windows of closed restaurants in the Emerald City; eventually settling for a postgame meal at the only place that was open, a McDonald’s.
Springing back to his feet, Gardner raced home with the go-ahead run as A-Rod cruised into third.