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Bryan Schmitt fell for fishing, hook, line and sinker.
Three pitches later, Renfroe emptied them with a 371-foot homer to left on a 1-1, 87 mph sinker that stayed up and over the plate, turning a two-run deficit into a two-run lead.
After giving up a one-out single to Mitch Moreland, Whalen let a sinker leak over the middle of the plate to Jackie Bradley Jr.
The Rangers said that the elements weren’t a factor in their performance, though Martinez speculated that the weather might have contributed to his sinker not having its usual movement.
This summer was the first time for my oldest to see the original trilogy and she is caught, hook, line, and sinker.
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SINKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sinker for English Language Learners
: a weight used for holding a fishing line or net underwater
baseball : a fast pitch that drops lower as it reaches home plate
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