Force-play meaning

A play in which a runner is put out when forced by the batter to move to the next base and a fielder holding the ball touches that base first.
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The condition under which such a play can be made.

Intentionally walked the batter to create a force play at second.

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(baseball) A play in which a baserunner on first base is required to advance to second base because the batter has become a runner, or a runner on second or third base is required to advance because a runner on a preceding base is so forced.
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