middle game

noun

Definition of middle game 

: the middle phase of a board game specifically : the part of a chess game after the pieces have been developed when players attempt to gain and exploit positional and material superiority — compare endgame, opening

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Jake Arrieta will pitch the middle game of the series against the Pirates and will be looking for his first win since May 29 against the Dodgers at Los Angeles. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "For Phillies, PNC Park has been a torture chamber | Extra Innings," 6 July 2018 In a long day of baseball, the Horned Frogs salvaged the middle game of the series with a 5-4 victory in 13 innings. Bailey Arredondo, star-telegram, "TCU baseball shut out by Minnesota in finale, loses three-game series; UTA wins two on walk-off homers | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 18 Mar. 2018 On Saturday, right-hander Trevor Williams — Rich’s son — will be the starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle game of a three-game series with the Padres. John Maffei, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Three Pirates pitchers celebrate San Diego homecoming," 28 June 2018 Mexico plays South Korea in Saturday's middle game, and if Mexico earns at least one point and Germany loses to Sweden in the evening, the World Cup will have a new champion. Jenna Fryer, chicagotribune.com, "Germany under pressure to win against Sweden," 22 June 2018 Their schedule shows a three-game losing streak May 15-17, but the middle game of that three-game series against the Washington Nationals wasn’t officially lost until Monday, in the continuation of a game suspended by rain. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Yankees Sweep the Mariners With a Pair of Homers and a Couple of Breaks," 21 June 2018 The Bees will play the middle game of their three-game set against the Warriors tomorrow with first pitch scheduled at 6:35 p.m. Kimberly Pena, courant.com, "Bees Get First Win In Home Opener, Beating Road Warriors 9-8 On Walk-Off Single," 7 May 2018 And so the real story out of Saturday, the middle game of the series at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, is that Mitchell has probably run his course as a starter – at least, to borrow a frequent Green phrase, at this point in time. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres rebound from Bryan Mitchell to beat Dodgers," 6 May 2018 The middle game of the Rebels series was Bible’s biggest outburst, with a career-high four hits and four RBI’s in a 17-8 victory. Kirk Kenney, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Aztecs DH Chad Bible named Mountain West Player of the Week," 27 Mar. 2018

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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