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 (lēd′ôf′, -ŏf′)
1. An opening play or move.
2. One that leads off.

lead′off′ adj.



leading off or beginning.


(ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

1. an act that starts something; start; beginning.
2. of or denoting the first baseball player in the batting order or the first player to bat in an inning.
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The act or process of bringing or being brought into existence:
Informal: kickoff.
Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
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Anderson (5-3) was able to get two big strikeouts to strand the bases loaded that inning, however, and in the bottom of the first inning, the Miners got within 2-1 thanks to a leadoff double by Yeltsin Gudino and an RBI single by Anthony Brocato.
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But it was his decision in the ninth inning that really made headlines as he missed a clear pitch that would have turned a leadoff strikeout into a leadoff walk.
The game swung early in the favor of Akadema White when leadoff hitter and starting catcher Mickey "The Mick" Gilligan stroked a leadoff homerun off of the first pitch of the game.
Kwang-Min Kwon got the seventh inning rally started for Eugene with a leadoff triple and scored on a Rafael Narea groundout.
Colorado's Chad Bettis issued a leadoff walk in the second, but that proved a momentary blip.
Manager John Farrell inserted Holt into the leadoff spot on May 23, but the move did not make much of a difference for three games.
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A leadoff double by Reyes, and a one-out intentional walk to Cano put two on for Edwin Encarnacion, who doubled in two runs.
A leadoff double by Jose Reyes, and a one-out intentional walk to New York Yankees star Robinson Cano put two on for Edwin Encarnacion, who doubled in two runs.