A week without a win. A month without a home run by Eddie Murray. Both hapless streaks end May 27 as the Orioles turn back the Royals, 7-4, in Kansas City.
Murray hits only his third homer — and the first since April 20 — to help end the Orioles’ slide. The next day, he connects again as left-hander Scott McGregor defeats the Royals, 1-0, on a two-hitter. Two games later, in a 6-1 win at the Minnesota Twins, Murray launches a three-run shot that travels 442 feet, the second-longest ball ever hit in the Metrodome (Murray holds the record, too). Another day, another Murray homer — his fourth in five games — though this time the Orioles fall to the Twins, 10-3.