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grounder

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  • n  (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground

  • But in a losing cause, Rollins handled three hot shots to third flawlessly, and shut off a National League rally with a one-hand grab of Tommy Davis' ripping sixth-inning grounder.
  • Then Burgess Whitehead slapped a grounder that unluckily struck Danning as he was running from first to second, thus putting him out for being hit with a batted ball.
  • With a flick of the wrists, he smacked a grounder to deep short that San Diego's Ozzie Smith fielded flawlessly.
News & Articles

  • MLB: Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 2
    MINNEAPOLIS, June 13 (UPI) -- Ben Revere scored the go-ahead run on a fielder's choice grounder in the eighth inning Thursday, rallying Philadelphia to a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.
    June 14, 2013 - UPI
  • Kansas City 3, Detroit 2: Why the Tigers lost Monday
    The Royals came back to score three runs in the bottom of the third, helped by a two-run triple by Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain beating out a grounder to short that enabled Perez to score.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • Decker lifts Northern Titans 16-U past Adirondack Hawks Red team 6-1
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Justin Decker did not like the way he misplayed a grounder in the top of Wednesday’s fourth inning, which turned the would-be third out into a 1-0 deficit for his Northern Titans.
    June 13, 2013 - The Saratogian
Quotes

  • Terry Francona in ESPN
    He's hurting today,Boston manager Terry Francona said. "When he finally did get on base, we ran for him just because if there was a grounder in the hole and he can't get to second, that puts him in an unfair position."
  • Mike Lowell in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    It's throbbing a little,Lowell said. "I prefer not to move it because I can't really move it with any force. Actually, in the top of the second, when I got a routine grounder, it hurt me a lot more. They want to see how it reacts tomorrow....
  • Justin Verlander in USA Today
    I got the grounder I wanted, but he put it in a good spot right down the line,Verlander said.

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