sacrifice fly

noun

Definition of sacrifice fly

: an outfield fly in baseball caught by a fielder after which a runner scores

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The Diamondbacks sent nine men to the plate, registering four hits, two walks and a sacrifice fly. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Diamondbacks bend but don't break to sting Dodgers in series opener," 25 June 2019 The Rockies added two more runs in the seventh inning, keyed by Blackmon’s seeing-eye single to right, a double by Trevor Story and a sacrifice fly by Dahl. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Antonio Senzatela, Charlie Blackmon lead Rockies past Diamondbacks," 18 June 2019 Two more scored on Pablo Sandoval's infield out and Vogt's sacrifice fly. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Welcome to Vogtville — catcher’s two triples lead Giants in big comeback win," 15 June 2019 Then Hess had his high-fiveless stomp through teammates after allowing the game-winning run with a walk and a sacrifice fly. Brody Miller, nola.com, "Despite Todd Peterson ‘heroics,’ LSU bullpen falls off in game one loss," 8 June 2019 Oakland strung together four consecutive singles and a sacrifice fly with one out in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. Dan Arritt/correspondent, The Mercury News, "Piscotty leads A’s past Angels," 6 June 2019 In Game 2, Birmingham-Southern's Hannan Mauldin allowed no hits in six innings, but two errors and a sacrifice fly scored the game's first run in the sixth before Chapman pulled away against the Panthers' relievers. al.com, "Birmingham-Southern baseball finishes as national runner-up," 5 June 2019 Sophomore Colby Lariviere added an insurance run in the seventh with a sacrifice fly to left, and Lawrence pitched a perfect bottom half of the inning to close the game. Karl Capen, BostonGlobe.com, "How Taunton baseball found its formula to win its first state championship," 23 June 2019 Delino DeShields brought home Guzman for a 2-1 A’s deficit with a sacrifice fly to right. Jeff Miller, The Mercury News, "A’s go quiet in second game of doubleheader sweep, lose 3-1 to Rangers," 8 June 2019

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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sacrifice fly

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sacrifice fly

baseball : a fly ball that is caught by a fielder but allows a base runner to score after it is caught

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