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FIELDER HITS 31ST HOME RUN; DODGERS BLANK PIRATES

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Rookie Ben McDonald allowed four singles in his first major league start, retiring the final 16 batters to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore Saturday.

McDonald, 1-0, the No. 1 pick in the 1989 June draft from Louisiana State, gained his second major league victory, striking out five and walking one.McDonald, who received the highest rating ever by the Major League Scouting bureau while in college, overpowered the White Sox with his fastball to record his first major league shutout and complete game.

The right-hander gave up a single in the second, two in the fourth and another in the sixth. Ron Kittle had two of the White Sox four hits.

McDonald outdueled chicago's Jack McDowell, who tossed a five-hitter and struck out a career-high 10 for his second complete game.

Bill Ripken and Joe Orsulak drove in Baltimore's runs in the second inning.

In the second, Tim Hulett walked and went to third base on Bob Melvin's single. Ripken then singled to center, scoring Hulett and sending Melvin to third.

After Ripken was picked off and Phil Bradley drew a two-out walk, Orsulak doubled down the right field line to make it 2-0.