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CLEVELAND -- David Murphy doesnt know why or how or what happened to fix his broken swing. None of that matters. Hes not asking questions. He just wants to keep hitting. "I havent felt this way in a while," he said. Murphy hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs as the Cleveland Indians took advantage of outdoor batting practice and San Diegos sloppiness to beat the Padres 8-6 on Tuesday night in their delayed interleague series opener. Murphys shot in the fourth inning off Tyson Ross (0-2) gave the Indians a 6-2 lead. He added an RBI double in the sixth and is 6 for 8 with a homer and five RBIs in his past two games. Its a dramatic change for Murphy, who batted just .204 during spring training and then opened the season 2 of 14 in Clevelands first four games. But since finding his "feel" in the batting cage a few days ago, Murphy has been making solid contact in every at-bat. Hes stunned himself with his turnaround. "Thats whats so weird about it," said Murphy, batting .364 with three doubles, a homer and six RBIs in six games. "I felt so terrible most of spring training. I didnt feel like I necessarily resembled a big league hitter, and even in the first few games of the season. Its night and day." Corey Kluber (1-1) bounced back from a rough season debut in Oakland and pitched six solid innings. John Axford stopped San Diegos rally in the ninth for his third save. The Indians were rained out for the second time Monday and have endured wintry conditions so far at home. Theyve only had BP on the field twice and have scored 15 runs in those games. Nyjer Morgan had three hits and two RBIs for the Indians, who will play their second doubleheader this season Wednesday. Jedd Gyorko had three RBIs, Everth Cabrera had three doubles and Xavier Nady homered in the ninth, when the Padres scored three runs off reliever Vinnie Pestano before Axford closed it out. But San Diego couldnt overcome two errors, five walks, two wild pitches and a passed ball. "Weve played pretty sound, fundamental baseball," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It didnt happen tonight. We made some miscues." With the Indians leading 3-2, Murphy, who had four hits in Sundays loss to Minnesota, gave the Indians a four-run cushion with his first homer since signing with Cleveland as a free agent. He batted a career-low .220 -- .084 points below his average in 2012 -- last season with Texas but is off to a good start with his new team. "Like I said the other day, its one game. Now its two games," Murphy said. "Its early in the season, but hopefully something is working here." Ross fielding error -- he dropped the ball covering first -- with one out set up the inning. Lonnie Chisenhall followed with a single and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Ross got Yan Gomes on a grounder to third before he grooved a 3-1 pitch to Murphy, who knocked it into the right-field seats. Before the game, Indians manager Terry Francona couldnt wait to soak in some rare sunshine at Progressive Field. "Im excited to get out there, man," Francona said. "Im ready to go. We feel like weve been cooped up in here until game time." Despite getting in some extra cuts, the Indians had only one hit through three innings but led 3-0. They scored three runs in the third, when two walks, an error and a passed ball by the Padres helped their cause. Ross walked Gomes and Murphy before Yasmani Grandals passed ball put runners at first and third. Morgan hit a grounder toward right that second baseman Gyorko stopped with nice play before throwing wildly past second as Gomes scored and Murphy hustled to third. Nick Swisher hit an RBI groundout and Jason Kipnis delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. Gyorko made up for his mistake in the fourth with a two-run double, bringing in San Diegos 13th and 14th runs in seven games this season. 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Adding Bruce was a bonus. They will start the season with both incumbent running back Brandon Whitaker and new signing Jerome Messam out with injuries. Chris Jennings, who filled in after Whitaker blew out a knee last season, is to start the campaign but the multi-skilled Whitaker is expected back soon. The offence was not an area of concern for Montreal. Perhaps their biggest problem last season was special teams, where they gave up too many long returns and couldnt get their own return game going. The result was weak field position at both ends. With new special teams co-ordinator Ray Rychelski in place, they hope speedy Noel Devine will break more long returns this season. Last year, special teams was only one of former coach Andy Bischoffs many duties. 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Rookie Mike Edem, drafted third overall from the University of Calgary, has been impressive at safety, flanked by returning defensive backs Billy Parker and Jerald Brown. The team has also gone back to a four-man line and signed the spirited Ejiro Kuale from Toronto to play rush end along with veteran John Bowman. Scooter Berry and Alan Michael Cash return at tackle, and Moton Hopkins is back after missing a year with a blood clot in a leg. Popp wants stability on defence after going through a succession of defensive co-ordinators in recent years. Each one changed the system so that new players were needed to fit the co-ordinators style. Jeff Reinebold is out, and the new co-ordinator is Noel Thorpe. "With coaches, co-ordinators and philosophies, that there hasnt been the consistency we had on offence," said Popp. "Youre trying to find a coach that maybe fits the personnel better. "That was thought out much better this time around. Reinebold is a very good coach, it just didnt work. We were very good some weeks and others we werent. But thats our league. The best co-ordinators have had 500-yard games against them. But you want consistency, not a roller coaster." "The system is simplified. In the system that had evolved, there were a lot of checks and changes and when there are always new people in, everyones not always on the same page and it becomes difficult. In this system, there are less adjustments. Theres a lot more man coverage. Usually that will spell out less mistakes." Popp hopes better special teams and defence will bring the Alouettes back to the Grey Cup game, where theyve been eight times in 13 years, winning in 2002, 2009 and 2010. It will be the 18th season since the team returned to Montreal in 1996 after a 10-year hiatus and theyve had winning records every year but two -- 9-9 in 2001 and 8-10 in 2007. In that span, theyve never missed the playoffs. 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