line score


Definition of line score

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Fantasy Football Week 2: Add and Drop," 15 Sep. 2020 However, the other three lines scored only twice (Ritchie and Danton Heinen) across 12 periods., "However, the other three lines scored only twice (Ritchie and Danton Heinen) across 12 periods. One week is a tiny sample size, to be sure, but the tepid production served as a reminder that secondary scoring, a key to the Cup drive last spring, ultimately will have to be mined.," 12 Oct. 2019 The line score is a bit deceiving—those last two sets were thick with contested points. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, "Sofia Kenin Outruns Garbiñe Muguruza to Win the Women’s Final in Melbourne," 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, "Lamb hits pinch-hit 3-run homer, Arizona beats Padres 6-3," 27 Sep. 2019 One out later, Nolan Arenado’s double down the left-field line scored another. Julian Mcwilliams,, "Red Sox put on power display," 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, "My trip inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park with Bruce Bochy," 19 Sep. 2019 It’s hard to do in today’s cap world to keep four lines and have your fourth line score. Matthew Defranks,, "Panthers GM Dale Tallon calls Vegas' first-year success 'a great story'," 20 June 2018 His triple down the first-base line scored a run, capping a three-run third inning to give Newport Beach a 3-0 lead. Andrew Turner,, "Newport Beach PONY advances to district championship game," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of line score

1946, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2020

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“Line score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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