An away team is one of two teams in a baseball game, also known as the visiting/road team, that is visiting the baseball field. They do not own or usually play on this field; they are just playing for a series of games. This team bats first at the top of the inning. If this team is winning at the top of the 9th inning, the bottom of the inning must be played since the home team still has a chance at winning. Also called visiting/road team.