sacrifice fly


Definition of sacrifice fly

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

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Kyle Higashioka followed with a sacrifice fly to the warning track in right, and Tyler Wade brought in another run with a safety squeeze. Jake Seiner, The Seattle Times, "Sabathia cruises in return from angioplasty, Yanks 1-hit CHW," 13 Apr. 2019 Brian Anderson’s bases loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Miguel Rojas to cap a 5-4 victory. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Justin Bour's big hits highlight another resilient Marlins comeback win over the Giants," 13 June 2018 With the game tied at 7 in the ninth inning, George Springer took third on a sacrifice fly, and Jose Altuve followed with a steal of second. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Balk secures Astros' first four-game sweep of Rangers," 11 June 2018 Brock Holt had a sacrifice fly and Bradley his run-scoring double before Benintendi lofted a fly ball into the first row of Monster seats. Ken Powtak,, "Benintendi, Martinez Carry Red Sox Past Blue Jays," 29 May 2018 Chase Kitchens kit a sacrifice fly to score Joey Smith, who reached base on an error, giving Salmen a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Pat Mashburn,, "Pearl River 2, Salmen 1: Preston Matthews pitches Rebels to key District 8-4A win," 3 Apr. 2018 The next batter, Jonathan Schoop, hit a sacrifice fly to center field for the only run of the game. Katherine Fominykh,, "Orioles ride rookie Yefry Ramírez to beat error-riddled Rangers, 1-0," 15 July 2018 Fowler started in right field Saturday and hit a sacrifice fly for his first RBI since May 31. Mark Gonzales,, "Joe Maddon's comments a 'breath of fresh air' to former Cub Dexter Fowler," 8 July 2018 In the first, with the bases loaded, Moniak hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring SS Arquimedes Gamboa home from third. Nick Tricome,, "Phillies minor league report: Mickey Moniak triples in Clearwater win," 3 July 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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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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