starting lineup

noun

: the list of players who are playing when a game begins
The manager has made some changes to the starting lineup.

Examples of starting lineup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two loudest moments of dissent occurred during a brief pregame thank-you video and two minutes later when he was announced as Cubs manager after starting lineup introductions. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 28 May 2024 In addition to Taylor and Campana, the rest of Miami’s starting lineup on Saturday was: Drake Callender, Aviles, Rojas, Alba, Julian Gressel, Sergiy Kryvtsov, Benja Cremaschi, Yannick Bright, and Marcelo Weigandt. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 26 May 2024 Despite the season-ending loss, coach Coursey is excited for Lansdowne’s future with three sophomores and a junior in his starting lineup. Craig J. Clary, Baltimore Sun, 27 Feb. 2024 The Lakers recovered and eventually settled on a starting lineup of Russell, Reaves, Hachimura, James and Davis, taking advantage of the continuity that the group built during the end of the 2022-23 season. Khobi Price, Orange County Register, 6 May 2024 But the Lakers eventually settled on a starting lineup of Russell, Reaves, Hachimura, James and Davis, taking advantage of the continuity that the group built during the end of the 2022-23 season. Khobi Price, Orange County Register, 30 Apr. 2024 The young defensive back then quickly worked his way into the Demon Deacons’ starting lineup and finished out his three-year stint with captain status as a junior. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 18 Apr. 2024 Steve Kerr constantly tinkered with his starting lineup and rotation, seeking combinations that work. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 17 Apr. 2024 In addition to the Fabulous Four, the rest of the Inter Miami starting lineup included: Drake Callender, Tomas Aviles, Gomez, Nico Freire, Julian Gressel, David Ruiz and Weigandt. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 14 Apr. 2024

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“Starting lineup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starting%20lineup. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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