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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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They can advance if: Cassel gets the Anteaters off to a good start, and his team's small-ball tactics -- UCI stole 104 bases and freshman Ben Orloff leads the nation with 26 sacrifice bunts -- continue to make up for a lack of power.
Won with the home run, the line drive, the blooper, a deep drive that went off colliding outfielders, with sacrifice bunts, singles stretched into doubles, and not without a bit of luck.
The New York offense consisted largely of three sacrifice bunts, each of which led to a run; two bunt singles, both of which led to runs; two run-scoring groundouts; five stolen bases, two of them without so much as drawing a throw; and a 4-for-5 performance by Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, one of the fastest men in baseball.
The Angels tried twice to lay down sacrifice bunts and failed twice in Wednesday's Game 2, Jose Molina bunting into a forceout, Chone Figgins popping up a bunt, David Eckstein fouling off two bunt tries before driving a single.