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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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inningin‧ning /ˈɪnɪŋ/ noun [countable]  DSBone of the nine playing periods in a game of baseball or softball
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inningThe foursome has allowed 23 earned runs and 32 hits in its past 161 / 3 innings.He has given up two earned runs and no walks in eight innings.After all, Greg Maddux enjoyed the same strike zone and struck out nine in seven innings.Four starts in a row this month, he gave up at least five runs and was gone by the sixth inning.Five of his first six Test innings were ducks and three of his four centuries have been doubles.Airoso hit the other home run in the inning, a three-run shot.The innings faltered towards the end, but 264 still looked enough.
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