top of the inning


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Noun1.top 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.