TO UPDATE THE PERSON'S POST ABOVE: MLB Rules state that a condition for a "save" is that the pitcher is not eligible for a "win". As such, a relief pitcher entering the game prior to the 5th as a reliever would get credit for the win, with no save allocated. If a pitcher pitches 6 innings and leaves the mound with the lead to field another position, then returns in the 9th to close, he remains credited with the win (if his score holds) with no save allocated. As for a team taking the lead with a pinch-hitter for a pitcher, the actual change of pitcher of record does not take effect until the next pitcher "takes the mound". Though the pitcher is removed for a pinch-hitter, the performance of the team will affect his ability to win the game. In other words, if the pitcher leaves the game while his team is on offense with the lead, he can only earn a win or a no decision. If he leaves the game while his team is on offense with a tie or behind, he can win, lose, or have a no-decision, depending on what the score is when the next pitcher takes the mound.
Striking out all the batters works. Also not allowing more runs by your opposing team than your team gets is called a win.
The winning pitcher is the pitcher of record when the winning run was scored. This could be the relief pitcher even though he gave up four runs, blowing the lead, if said relief pitcher was the pitcher of record when the winning run was scored. The starting pitcher, even though he pitched well in this situation, cannot be credited the win.
If the relief pitcher enters the game with his team behind, but leaves with his team leading, then he is eligible for the win. If he does so, but does not close out the game, then the subsequent relievers must maintain the lead in order for the pitcher to be credited with the win.
tom burgess. He pitched for Phoenix College in 1965 and Arizona State in 1967. He was the winning pitcher for both National Championship Games. Only pitcher to ever win both titles.
because it helps them win and they earn more respect and it helps them get better
Walter Johnson was one of baseball's greatest pitchers. He won a total of 416 games.