from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Baseball A fly ball enabling a runner to score after it is caught by a fielder.
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- n. A fly ball that allowed a runner to advance after it was caught
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- n. a sacrifice made by hitting a long fly ball
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Pinch-hitter Maicer Izturis, whose error at second ended Game 2, followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly to put the Angels ahead, 4-3.
After A-Rod drove in Jeter with a one-out sacrifice fly to center, Hideki Matsui lifted a pop-up that twisted in the wind above Angels shortstop Erick Aybar and third baseman Chone Figgins.
After playing spectacular defense for the next inning or so, Henderson’s sacrifice fly in the 11th won the game for Boston.
Errors by second baseman Howard Kendrick and pitcher Scott Kazmir on bunt plays and a sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira led to two Yankee insurance runs before Jered Weaver ended the inning by striking out Jorge Posada.
Given the precarious predicament he inherited, it seemed unfair that a blown save was in order as Catcher Jason Varitek lifted a sacrifice fly to center to tie matters at 4.
B Boesch hit sacrifice fly to center, J Damon scored.