The Cleveland Indians have evened the score.
The Indians received home runs from Eddie Murray and Jim Thome and superb pitching from Ken Hill to beat Seattle 7-0 Saturday night, squaring the best-of-seven American League baseball playoffs at two games apiece.
Game 5 is today in Cleveland. The series returns to Seattle on Tuesday for Game 6 and, if necessary, Game 7.
The Indians did it with a makeshift lineup that was also missing a pair of injured stars, heavy-hitting Albert Belle and catcher Sandy Alomar.
Hill, making his first start and second career appearance in the postseason, took advantage of a big early lead and pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits.
MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: SERIES GLANCE The Mariners: Jay Buhner has three hits in three at-bats. The Indians: Eddie Murray and Jim Thome each hit a two-run home run; pitcher Ken Hill stops M’s. Standings: Tied 2-2 (best of seven) Game 5: 4:20 p.m. PDT today in Cleveland. Pitchers: Chris Bosio (Mariners) vs. Orel Hershiser