Recent Examples of leadoff from the Web
Jon Jay will handle the leadoff duties and play center field.
J.T. Realmuto was 90 feet from home, the front of his uniform soiled by a belly slide into the bag to complete a leadoff triple, and for the first time Wednesday the Marlins had Stephen Strasburg on the ropes.
In Haddix’s case, third baseman Don Hoak made a throwing error on Felix Mantilla’s leadoff grounder in the 13th.
Moesquit, who batted leadoff, went 0-for-2 with a walk.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Smith was Texas Tech's leadoff hitter for three years.
Jacob Slager supplied the speed and energy in the leadoff spot, while John Slager displayed power in leading the Griffins to an 11-1 victory in five innings over St. Charles North in Tuesday's Phil Lawler Summer Classic at Naperville Central.
Despite swatting an impressive 14 bombs in a heart-pounding first round of the jovial tournament, the Colorado Rockies’ bearded leadoff hitter was eliminated early by Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hawks starter John Valek gave up six straight hits and six earned runs after striking out the leadoff batter.
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Examples of lead off in a Sentence
plans to lead off the news conference with a prepared statement
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lead off Synonyms
Synonymscommence, embark (on or upon), enter (into or upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, begin, open, start, strike (into)
Antonymsconclude, end, finish, terminate
Related Wordscreate, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; adopt, embrace, take on, take up; establish, father, found, institute, organize, pioneer, set up, spawn; get around (to), get down (to), get round (to)
Near Antonymscease, desist, discontinue, halt, knock off, lay off, quit, stop; close, complete; abandon, forsake, leave; abolish, demolish, destroy, exterminate, extinguish, phase out
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