line score


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

Examples of line score in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roberts appreciated Paxton’s willingness to continue despite an ugly line score that dropped him to 7-2 with a 4.28 ERA in 15 starts this season. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2024 Clicking through to individual games will show you line scores, statistics, and betting odds on the two teams. Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 Feb. 2024 Within his 8-7 record and 4.41 ERA across 118 ⅓ innings, there have been moments of brilliance such as Wednesday’s victory, as well as outing after outing of leave-it-all-on-the-field competitiveness that more often than not gave his team a chance, regardless of the line score. Alex Speier,, 28 Sep. 2022 An unusual line score capped an eventful series. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2022 Jeremy Lorenz finishes with an active line score The 6-8 big man headed to Wofford had a good game. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of line score was in 1946

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“Line score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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