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line drive

n. Baseball
A batted ball hit sharply so that it flies low and fast in a nearly straight line.

line′ drive′


n.
a batted baseball that travels low, fast, and straight. Also called liner.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.line drive - (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter; "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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Adam Kennedy caught a low line drive off the bat of Michael Young for the first out of the 11th inning and Mark Teixeira followed with a tricky popup.
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It was just a tough line drive, short-hopped to me,'' Kent said.
TIM McCARVER'S analysis of the Mets' shortstop: "His only weakness as a shortstop is that he cannot go to his left for the line drive over the first baseman's head.
Guerrero visited Seattle Mariners pitcher Rafael Soriano, whom he hit in the head with a line drive in Tuesday night's game.
The good news is that Santana felt better than he thought after getting drilled in the knee by a line drive Thursday against the Cleveland Indians.
This will enable them to catch the low line drive or get the glove down quickly for ground balls.
Drew suffered the injury when reaching for a low line drive in the fourth inning.
Then with the potential tying run at first with no outs in the seventh, she made a diving play on a line drive hit to her right and recovered in time to step on first for a double play.
It had been hit flush by a Vladimir Guerrero line drive in the bottom of the fifth.