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have had a good innings

  (British & Australian)
to have had a long and active life or a long and successful period of time in a job
Usage notes: In cricket, the innings is the time when one team or player is batting (= hitting the ball).
I've had a good innings but my old heart is very weak now. He's had a good innings as club president.
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The Dodgers, meanwhile, got all the runs they needed on a two-out error by Mets third baseman David Wright in the first inning, victimizing possible Game 4 starter John Maine.
Some pitchers always seem to have a rough first inning.
Then in the second inning, the Rangers went right back to work when Mark DeRosa led off with a base hit and he took third on a double by Ian Kinsler.
Adrian Gonzalez walked with one out in the second inning but was erased when Maddux snagged a line drive by Mike Cameron and doubled Gonzalez off first to end the inning.
Through three innings, Wells nearly matched Maddux pitch for pitch, as he allowed only a second-inning single to Julio Lugo, but the Dodgers managed a huge two-out rally in the fourth.
Even though I left the fifth inning with a lead, this is obviously a game of momentum, and they obviously had it at that point.
The Dodgers staked him to a 3-0 lead after one inning against an ineffective Eric Milton and a 4-1 cushion after three.
He allowed only five Dodgers batters to reach base after a first inning in which Nomar Garciaparra's right-side grounder scored Rafael Furcal to put the Dodgers briefly in front 1-0.
Unlike the night before, when regular closer Takashi Saito blew an eighth-inning lead, the Dodgers turned to Jonathan Broxton, who pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his second save.
And Adam Kennedy extended his career-high hitting streak to 17 games, as he delivered his first hit with a single in the 12th inning.
After Brad Wilkerson gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a fly ball to score DeRosa, Guerrero tied it up in spectacular fashion in the fourth inning with his team-high 22nd home run that rattled off the faux rocks in left-center field.
The Dodgers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth, all off Padres reliever Scott Linebrink, who began the inning by walking Rafael Furcal with a three-run lead.
All that was rendered moot, however, shortly after Josh Barfield hit a pop fly off Giovanni Carrara with two outs in the top of the 11th inning.
Now facing the gloomy possibility of a four-game sweep to begin the second half, the Dodgers' offensive production in the series thus far has consisted of the following: a two-run homer by Nomar Garciaparra in the third inning of the opener and a two-out fly ball by J.
Shields followed a solid outing by Santana by allowing four runs in the eighth inning -- three on a bases-clearing double by Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks' product Jorge Piedra -- as the Rockies won 6-2 in the finale of a three-game series.