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'OUT PITCH' FOR MORRIS IS ONE THE INDIANS TAKE OUT OF THE PARK

For the past 12 years, Detroit right-hander Jack Morris always checked to see when the Cleveland Indians were coming to town.

Morris entered Monday night's game against the Indians with a 23-7 lifetime record, including 15-0 at Tiger Stadium. But Cleveland finally got its revenge.

The first four hits off Morris were home runs by Brook Jacoby, Mark Salas, Oddibe McDowell and Pete O'Brien as the Indians beat the Tigers, 7-3.

"I think he's struggling a little this year," Salas said. "I think guys are laying off that split-finger fastball. That was his out pitch and now guys won't swing at it."

Quite often this season, Morris' "out pitch" has been the one that's hit out of the ballpark. Detroit pitchers have allowed 31 home runs, nine by Morris.

Morris (2-7) gave up seven runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Bud Black (3-5) allowed three runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings and Jesse Orosco got the final four outs for his first AL save.

Black, apparently fully recovered from the elbow trouble that hurt him last season, said shedding the relief role he had in Kansas City has made a difference.

"Now, I've got my arm back," Black said. "I'm using all four pitches. I'm using weapons I haven't had."

Rangers 4, Royals 1

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Knuckleballer Charlie Hough (3-5) broke out of one of the worst slumps of his career as Texas beat Kansas City.

Hough, 0-5 with an 8.53 ERA in his previous seven starts, pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four hits before giving way to Cecilio Guante. Jeff Russell got the last three outs for his seventh save as the Royals lost their fifth straight.

Pete Incaviglia hit a two-run homer in the sixth for Texas.

Orioles 5, White Sox 1

CHICAGO -- Dave Schmidt allowed two hits in seven-plus innings and Mike Devereaux had a two-run triple as Baltimore beat Chicago.

Schmidt, who pitched for the White Sox in 1986 before becoming a free agent, was perfect through five innings until Matt Merullo lined a leadoff single to right field in the sixth.

Schmidt (3-4) lost his shutout when Greg Walker led off the eighth inning with his first homer of the season.

Twins 6, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO -- Allan Anderson pitched a five-hitter and Greg Gagne had two hits and scored twice as Minnesota beat Toronto.

Anderson (5-2) struck out six and walked one for his first complete game of the year. After retiring 12 straight batters, he lost his shutout with two outs in the ninth when George Bell doubled and Fred McGriff hit his 10th homer.

Dave Stieb (3-3) gave up eight hits, struck out three and walked one over seven innings as the Blue Jays lost for just the second time in seven games under interim manager Cito Gaston.

Cubs 5, Astros 3

HOUSTON -- Rookie Dwight Smith hit a bases-loaded triple in the fifth inning and Rick Sutcliffe won his first game in more than a month for Chicago.

Sutcliffe (5-3) broke a three-game losing streak. He walked three and struck out three. Calvin Schiraldi went 1 2/3 innings for his third save. Jim Deshaies (5-3) took the loss.

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