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INDIANS POUND ORIOLES IN MURRAY’S RETURN VISIT

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Eddie Murray came to visit his old team, and the old team looked good as new.

The Cleveland Indians, who traded Murray to the Baltimore Orioles earlier this month, put on one of the offensive shows that led them to the AL pennant last season, beating Baltimore 11-1 Friday night.After all the outrage in this town about Murray and Carlos Baerga getting traded, the offense came from two familiar sources: Kenny Lofton and Albert Belle. Lofton went 4-for-5, including a two-run homer, and was a double short of hitting for the cycle. Belle hit his 37th home run.

"I think there was an aftermath to the (Baerga) trade," said Orel Hershiser (11-7), old reliable himself, who gave up only two hits in seven innings. "The guys were coming to work wondering what it would be like, what the chemistry would be like. It was nice to see it all come together after the trade."

Red Sox 11, Twins 10

At Boston, Troy O'Leary hit a two-out, two-run triple off center fielder Rich Becker's glove, capping Boston's four-run rally in the ninth.

Tigers 8, Mariners 2

At Detroit, Travis Fryman's grand slam highlighted a six-run seventh inning as Detroit extended its winning streak to a season-high five games.

Blue Jays 9, Angels 2

At Toronto, Pat Hentgen won his sixth straight start and Toronto handed California its fifth consecutive loss.

Royals 4, Yankees 3, 10 innings

At Kansas City, Mo., Cecil Fielder made his first big splash for the Yankees as he homered to break up a scoreless game in the 10th inning, but the Royals rallied for four runs.

White Sox 9, Rangers 0

At Arlington, Texas, Alex Fernandez pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout since last September and Harold Baines went 4-for-5 with four RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox.

Brewers 4, Athletics 3, 10 innings

At Oakland, David Hulse hit a two-out, run-scoring single in the 10th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a win over the Oakland Athletics.

Oakland's Mark McGwire, leading the majors with 38 home runs, returned from a five-game absence because of back problems. He hit two singles and walked twice.

National League

Dodgers 2, Braves 1

At Los Angeles, pinch-hitter Billy Ashley homered off John Smoltz (17-6) in the seventh, breaking a 1-1 tie.

Smoltz dropped to 3-5 since his club record 14-game winning streak. He scattered nine hits in his fifth complete game this season and struck out 12, raising his major league-leading total to 195.

Padres 2, Marlins 1

At San Diego, Steve Finley tripled and scored on the play when Gary Sheffield's throw bounced past catcher Joe Siddall in the eighth. Siddall was promoted from the minors Thursday when Charles Johnson was placed on the disabled list.

Cardinals 4, Mets 3

At New York, Ron Gant hit a fifth-inning grand slam and Todd Stottlemyre beat the Mets for the third time this season, leading St. Louis over New York.

Expos 11, Reds 1

At Montreal, Pedro Martinez shut out Cincinnati for eight innings and added two RBIs as the Montreal Expos routed the Reds.

Henry Rodriguez hit his 29th homer, drove in three runs and scored twice as the Expos ended the Reds' three-game winning streak.

Pirates 8, Phillies 3

At Philadelphia, Jeff King, who had only one hit in his previous 25 at-bats coming into the game, sparked a five-run ninth with a two-run triple as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rockies 7, Cubs 2

At Chicago, Vinny Castilla and Andres Galarraga each homered as the Colorado Rockies ended a five-game losing skid with a win over Chicago.

The victory was just the Rockies' fourth in their last 19 road games.

Astros 5, Giants 1

At Houston, Doug Drabek won for the first time since the All-Star break, leading the Houston Astros over the San Francisco Giants.