retire the side

idiom

baseball
: to end the inning by getting the final out
He struck out Jones to retire the side.

Examples of retire the side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gardner, however, was able to induce an infield ground out to retire the side. Mike Frainie, Baltimore Sun, 3 May 2024 The senior retired the next batter and helped force a double play later in the inning to retire the side. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 19 Apr. 2024 Miller needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order, getting Eguy Rosario to whiff on a 98 mph fastball at the letters for his first big-league strikeout. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 30 Mar. 2024 And by the time Yamamoto struck out Jackson Merrill to finally retire the side, Roberts had decided to turn to his bullpen. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 But Miller rebounded from that rocky fourth to retire the side in order in the fifth and sixth, striking out Gurriel and Jace Peterson with nice changeups in the sixth. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Wood induced a ground ball from Talmadge LeCroy on which third baseman Caleb Cali made a diving stop and Brady Slavens made a clean pick at first to retire the side. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 13 May 2023 Dixon, who returned to the game at second base, re-entered the circle to retire the side. Brendan Connelly, The Enquirer, 1 June 2023 Means cruised through the fourth inning, needing just 12 pitches to retire the side in order. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 14 Apr. 2022

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“Retire the side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retire%20the%20side. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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