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A play in which a runner must advance when a ball is hit, thereby allowing a fielder to put the runner out by touching the approached base before the runner gets there.
- ‘Often times, fans get force plays confused with time plays.’
- ‘You are correct about a force play for the third out negating any run scored on the play.’
- ‘And if they do so, a tag is required since this is not a force play.’
- ‘Sometimes, you have to rely on the second baseman and the shortstop yelling at you (telling you whether to try for a force play at second).’
- ‘If they do, the batter is automatically out and runners are protected from force plays in that they need not advance to the next base.’
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