line score


: a score of a baseball game giving the runs, hits, and errors made by each team compare box score

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On the same day the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t get a hit but beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0, Sunday’s Sox-Yankees game had an unusual line score of its own as the Sox surrendered five runs on just two hits. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2022 One bad pitch to Vaughn changed the entire line score. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 10 Apr. 2022 Jackson only had two carries (for four yards) and was clearly behind the rookie, who had 12 carries and a goal-line score against the Bengals. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2020 However, the other three lines scored only twice (Ritchie and Danton Heinen) across 12 periods., 12 Oct. 2019 The line score is a bit deceiving—those last two sets were thick with contested points. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2020 The Padres went ahead in the seventh when Luis Urias’ double down the right-field line scored Luis Torrens. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2019 One out later, Nolan Arenado’s double down the left-field line scored another. Julian Mcwilliams,, 28 Aug. 2019 In between the American League East standings and the portion of the scoreboard displaying the day’s line score from the Red Sox game is a door. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, 19 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of line score was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Line score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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