One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A summary of the scoring in a game displayed in a horizontal table, especially an inning-by-inning record of the runs, hits, and errors in a baseball game.
- ‘Instead, regard these numbers as a sportswriter does the line scores from the fourth inning of a baseball game.’
- ‘More than anything besides orderly street numbering, I missed baseball, subsisting at best on a thin gruel of two-day-old line scores in the International Herald Tribune.’
- ‘You can follow these games live by visiting the line scores, play-by-play, and boxscores the official sports web site.’
- ‘The match had been much more competitively than the line score indicates, and might well have had a different outcome had Teran not escaped with that 9-7 opening frame.’
- ‘On a Internet site, the game streams live in one corner while the rest of the screen is filled with a line score, statistics, a running text account of the game and other links.’
- ‘This oversized book summarizes each series, and features great photos, detailed line scores for every game and composite box scores for every World Series.’
- ‘Check the line scores of any day in major league baseball, and you'll find most games don't even feature a three-run inning.’
- ‘The story is meticulously researched, complete with lineups, line scores, newspaper clippings and advertisements.’
- ‘It is one thing to run up a good line score against the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic, but Argentina has Emanuel Ginobili and beat the US team last year during the Pan American Games.’
- ‘The numbers to fill out the line score are kept on pegs on the wall.’
- ‘The players will not have changed, however, only the line score on their current game.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.