Definition of comebacker
: a grounder in baseball hit directly to the pitcher
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The Tigers got started in the first inning when Ian Kinsler doubled but was caught advancing home on a comebacker to Vargas off the bat of Justin Upton.
Kole Calhoun next walked, Trout lashed a single up the middle and stole second, but Pujols rapped a comebacker into Faria’s glove to end the inning.
Ryu’s left foot was bruised by a comebacker last Wednesday.
That inning's leadoff batter, Alex Gordon, lined a comebacker off his left leg.
The comebacker by Turner was his 114th pitch of the night — a nice effort.
Of all the Marlins to get in the way of history, backup catcher A.J. Ellis nicked a comebacker off Scherzer’s glove that shortstop Trea Turner couldn’t grab with his bare hand to give Miami its first hit.
Ellis hit a comebacker that tipped off Scherzer’s glove and rolled toward shortstop Trea Turner, who couldn’t complete a difficult barehand play to get the out.
Todd Peterson mishandled a comebacker as Ritschman scored from third but threw out the batter at second for the final out.
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