ground·​out | \ ˈgrau̇nd-ˌau̇t \

Definition of groundout

: a play in baseball in which a batter is put out after hitting a grounder to an infielder

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After intentionally walking Cave, Cashner induced a groundout to escape. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Cashner's quality start, Schoop's two homers not enough in Orioles' 5-2 loss to Twins," 6 July 2018 His putaway slider induced a groundout to retire Martinez — who represented the tying run in the eighth inning. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Hector Rondon's changeup development a key to his success with Astros," 1 June 2018 Enter, Coker, who got Brock Hale to line out to Anthony at third and then gave up a four-pitch walk before inducing a groundout to first by David Clawson to strand the tying and go-ahead runs. Tom Green,, "Calvin Coker preserves series-opening win vs. BYU, 10-0 start for Auburn," 2 Mar. 2018 While Brian Anderson’s immediate groundout probably would have resulted in a double play that erased Dietrich anyway, the mistake helped quell a promising Marlins rally. Matthew Defranks,, "A Closer Look: Milwaukee Brewers 8, Miami Marlins 4," 11 July 2018 Gonzalez has particularly been struggling as of late, going 3-for-27 with six strikeouts and 12 groundouts on the homestand. Nihal Kolur,, "New York Mets Release First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez," 11 June 2018 Then Wilmer Flores drove in a run with a groundout, and Jose Reyes flied out to left field to cap another defeat to the up-and-coming Braves. James Wagner, New York Times, "Braves Youth Movement Looks Awfully Grown Up in Win Over Mets," 1 May 2018 Keon Broxton opened with a swinging bunt and moved to second on a groundout, only to be thrown out at third trying to advance on a grounder to shortstop by Chacín. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 8, Marlins 4: Christian Yelich torments his former team," 10 July 2018 Warwick Saupold relieved Hardy and induced a groundout to first by Segura. ... George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers rally past Seattle Mariners, 3-2, on Jose Iglesias hit," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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