In baseball, a save is credited to a pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances. The number of saves, or percentage of save opportunities successfully converted, is an oft-cited statistic of relief pitchers, particularly those in the closer role. It became an official Major League Baseball statistic in . Mariano Rivera is MLB's all-time leader in regular season saves with 652.

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  1. In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring.
    The goaltender made a great save.
  2. When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead.
    Jones retired seven to earn the save.
  3. A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.
    The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the save.
  4. The act, process, or result of saving data to a storage medium.
    If you're hit by a power cut, you'll lose all of your changes since your last save.
    The game console can store up to eight saves on a single cartridge.


  1. To help (somebody) to survive, or rescue (somebody or something) from harm.
    She was saved from drowning by a passer-by.
    We were able to save a few of our possessions from the house fire.
  2. To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
  3. To store for future use.
    Let's save the packaging in case we need to send the product back.
  4. To conserve or prevent the wasting of.
    Save electricity by turning off the lights when you leave the room.
  5. To obviate or make unnecessary.
  6. To spare (somebody) from effort, or from something undesirable.
  7. To write a file to disk or other storage medium.
    Where did I save that document? I can't find it on the desktop.
  8. To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.
    Jesus Christ came to save sinners.
  9. To economize or avoid waste.
  10. To accumulate money or valuables.
  11. To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).

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