knock in

phrasal verb

knocked in; knocking in; knocks in
: to cause (a run or runner) to score
He knocked in a run in the second inning with a double to left field.

Examples of knock in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yash Gupta knocked in Trevian Martinez in the first inning to put the first run on the board for the Colts. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 Betts snapped his recent slump with two hits, including a double that represented his first extra-base knock in 12 games, but has still seen his batting average fall almost 40 points in that stretch. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2024 Monte Vista 13, Berkeley 8 Luke Claussen had three hits, knocked in four runs and scored twice and Brad Ballard homered to lead Monte Vista past host Berkeley in a non-league game. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 Shohei Ohtani, who scored the Dodgers’ first run after stealing second base, knocked in another run in the fifth, delivering in a situational at-bat after starting the season one for 19 with runners in scoring position. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2024 Duran then bounced a single up the middle to knock in Smith. Field Level Media, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 Apr. 2024 In all, 15 Spartans knocked in at least one run and 18 had at least one hit. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 11 Apr. 2024 Woodland’s 6-year-old son, Jax, ended the round for his dad, taking over and knocking in a 12-foot birdie putt from just off the green’s front edge on No. 9. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 11 Apr. 2024 Benjamin Tower and Joshua Parras knocked in Logan’s runs as the Colts moved to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the league. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024

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“Knock in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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