One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in baseball and other sports played with a ball) surpass (a player or a team) in hitting the ball into fair territory.‘we outscored them for the Series, 55–27, and outhit them, 91–60’
- ‘Boston took two of three in Texas earlier this season, outhitting the Rangers, 27-12, in the final two games.’
- ‘They have a group of beefy sluggers who, as one scout says, look like a bunch of good ol' boys who will outhit you on the field, then outdrink you at the tavern.’
- ‘Atlanta outhit its opponents 124-111 but outscored them 77-34 during the streak.’
- ‘They were outscored, 37 to 14, were outhit, 65 to 42, and were held to a .183 batting average, lowest ever in a seven-game Series.’
- ‘In 1960, the Yankees outhit the Pirates, 91-60, and outscored them, 55-27, but lost Game 7 on a ninth inning, leadoff homer.’
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