ground rule double


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ground rule double

n. Baseball
A double awarded to a batter when a batted ball bounces and goes over, strikes and goes over, or is touched by a player and goes over an outfield wall.
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In the bottom of the seventh, Nick Walker got Dylan Hill to strike out, but Ethan Eggemeyer hit a ground rule double, which followed Eli Wittenborn to ground out to
Brock Holt followed with a triple into the right field corner and Dustin Pedroia drove him home with one of his longest drives of the season, a ground rule double that landed in the triangle.
The ball landed safely and then bounced into the seats for a ground rule double.
The Pirates scored a run in the second when, with two out, second baseman Claude Ritchey came to bat and lifted a ball into the crowd in center field, a ground rule double. The ball fell only a few yards from the outfielders.
Alas, the ball bounced at an angle off the center field wall and into the bleachers for a ground rule double, and that cost Boston a run.
He completely missed Dustin Pedroia's slicing fly ball in the second, with the ball bouncing off the warning track and into the seats for a ground rule double. In the third, Swisher wound up lying across some seats in the stands near the foul pole after diving in head first, unsuccessfully, for a foul ball by Green.
Lowrie hit a ground rule double to right, Bailey scored.