sacrifice fly


Definition of sacrifice fly 

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

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Rondon recorded one out on a sacrifice fly, gave up five earned runs and walked two during a marathon, 41-minute bottom of the eighth that featured two other Sox relievers. Phil Thompson,, "Ricky’s boys cause fits: Fielding, baserunning errors evidence of ‘sloppiness’," 2 July 2018 Billy Hamilton followed with a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Suarez for the game-tying run. Bobby Nightengale,, "Alex Blandino's 2-run double highlights Cincinnati Reds comeback win over White Sox," 2 July 2018 David Hamilton scored Hibbeler from third on a sacrifice fly to deep center field. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Arkansas takes down Texas with big inning," 17 June 2018 One produced a run, Gattis' sacrifice fly that scored Carlos Correa during a three-run first inning. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Evan almighty: Gattis goes on another rampage as Astros wallop Athletics," 14 June 2018 Lindsay Chubbuck went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Courtney Faris went 2 for 2 with two sacrifice flies, 2 RBI, and a run. Karl Capen,, "Arlington baseball wins thriller over Belmont," 8 June 2018 The Irish struck again in the top of the second when Mack Murphy plated Alex Scherer with a sacrifice fly to center field. Jon Sauber, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA baseball: Cathedral shuts out Terre Haute South for regional title," 2 June 2018 In the third inning, Bradley Benton delivered a sacrifice fly, scoring Carson Stiller. Kenzie Winstead, The Courier-Journal, "Rallying in the final inning, Seymour defeat New Albany Bulldogs 3-2," 23 May 2018 The Tigers scored four runs in the sixth to knot the score at eight, with the big blows coming from Kevin Merrone’s RBI triple, and Tyler Bogan’s game-tying sacrifice fly, scoring Merrone. Corey Sharp,, "Wednesday's Pa. roundup: Conestoga baseball shocks top-seeded North Penn," 23 May 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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