drive in

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drive in (third-person singular simple present drives in, present participle driving in, simple past drove in, past participle driven in)

  1. (transitive, baseball, of a hitter) To hit the ball or reach base in such a way that a run scores.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Driving in a run usually refers to a situation where a run batted in is credited to the hitter. As well as hitting the ball into fair territory, a bases loaded walk or hit-by-pitch is considered a run batted in, but not a situation where the run scored is due to an error by the defense.