cleanup spot

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(baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)

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If a change does happen, one possibility would be to swap spots in the heart of the order and have Guerrero bat third and move Anderson to the cleanup spot.
And in the cleanup spot is Saucier, only a sophomore, but leading the league in hitting at .
Iguchi, who batted in the cleanup spot, drove in three runs, featuring a two-run single in the third for Bobby Valentine's team.
Inserting Jones into the Dodgers' cleanup spot might create a dicey situation for Torre -- and a bruised ego for the incumbent No.
As certain as the way Bill Rowe took over the cleanup spot in the OSU lineup and helped sweep away Stanford last weekend.
At the cleanup spot is sophomore Kelsey Saucier hitting .
He finally relented Sunday, leaving after one at-bat, and an enormous hole in the cleanup spot.
I felt like we needed to make sure he always got up in the first inning,' Barney said, which would necessitate a move from the cleanup spot or lower in the OSU lineup.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine tweaked his lineup by putting Youkilis in the cleanup spot, between Gonzalez and Ortiz.
Nothing out of the ordinary was found and Anderson was back in the starting lineup and batting in the cleanup spot just as he was in the opener of the American League Division Series on Wednesday.
Junior center fielder Claire Duncan, an honorable mention all-league selection, has been moved from the cleanup spot to the top of the order and is hitting nearly .
Boston's Jed Lowrie started in the cleanup spot for the first time in his career.
Hillenbrand had four singles and two RBIs in Saturday's 14-inning loss, his first four-hit game of the season, which earned him the cleanup spot.
583 batting average in the cleanup spot and is 5-1 with a 1.
Shortstop Brad Bombard led the way last night, going 4 for 4 with two doubles from the cleanup spot.