top of the inning

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: of the inning - the first half of an inningtop of the inning - the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
inning, frame - (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
bout, round, turn - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
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Eugene had scored four runs in the top of the inning to take an 8-6 lead, but the Canadians tied the score when Matt Morgan hit a two-run home run to left-center field that also scored Mattingly Romanin.
in the top of the inning, Grandal decided to test the right arm of Kemp.
Things looked bleak for the Tornadoes, who trailed, 6-2, heading into the bottom of the sixth after home runs in the top of the inning by Williams and Phillip Cuadrado (3 for 5).
Taylor Froelich -- chased from the pitcher's circle in the top of the inning after back-to-back doubles by Hannah Klein and Katelyn Miller gave the second-seeded Scorpions (28-4) an advantage -- delivered a two-out, two-run double to left to send the Mariners (28-5) to their sixth final since 1997.
Jelly Felix and Gabrielle Maurice hit solo home runs for UCLA in the top of the inning, and Mysha Sataraka added a two-run home run in the fifth, but the Bruins got no closer.
Spurred by a superb defensive play to get out of a jam in the top of the inning, the Golden Knights mounted rallied in the bottom, using three hits, two walks and a perfectly placed bunt to push across a pair runs for a 3-2 triumph in their first playoff game in five years.
Turning points: Anthony Aliotti's two-run homer in the fourth inning of the opener answered Jett Hart's two-run shot for Oregon in the top of the inning.
Drew had given the Dodgers a 3-2 lead with a two-run homer in the top of the inning, and Mike Edwards had made it 4-2 with a single to drive in the sizzling Antonio Perez, who had singled for his third hit of the game.
This time, it was Duaner Sanchez who came on in the sixth inning to protect Thompson's two-run lead, a lead the Dodgers had just taken in the top of the inning on a two-run homer by J.
Matt Thayer's RBI single in the top of the inning gave Eugene a 1-0 lead, and the Ems got their other run in the fifth on Jose Lobaton's solo home run.
But coming as it did after Wilson Alvarez had given up two runs in the top of the inning, that rally only gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead, although there was every reason to think they would add to it.
The Titans (23-10, 15-5 South) had pulled ahead 3-2 in the top of the inning on a three-run homer by Matt Skundrick.