Sport in Short: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE ADVENT of two new Major League franchises, the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies, has prompted a restructuring of the National League for 1993. The Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will swap over to the NL East, while the Chicago Cubs and the St Louis Cardinals move in the opposite direction to the NL West. The Marlins will play in the East, the Rockies in the West.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Detroit Tigers 8 Seattle Mariners 5; Toronto Blue Jays 6 California Angels 2; Minnesota Twins 2 Baltimore Orioles 1; Chicago White Sox 4 Boston Red Sox 2; Milwaukee Brewers 2 Kansas City Royals 1 (12); Milwaukee Brewers 9 Kansas City Royals 7; Oakland Athletics 5 Cleveland Indians 2; New York Yankees 5 Texas Rangers 4.

----------------------------------------------------------------- East Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB Toronto Blue Jays 49 31 .613 - Baltimore Orioles 46 34 .575 3 Milwaukee Brewers 42 37 .532 6 New York Yankees 40 40 .500 9 Boston Red Sox 37 41 .474 11 Detroit Tigers 37 45 .451 13 Cleveland Indians 33 48 .407 16 ----------------------------------------------------------------- West Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- Minnesota Twins 48 32 .600 - Oakland Athletics 47 33 .588 1 Texas Rangers 44 39 .530 5 Chicago White Sox 41 38 .519 6 Kansas City Royals 33 47 .413 15 Seattle Mariners 33 39 .402 16 California Angels 32 48 .400 16

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Cincinnati Reds 2 Pittsburgh Pirates 1; Houston Astros 2 New York Mets 0 (10); Chicago Cubs 8 Atlanta Braves 0; Philadelphia Phillies 9 Los Angeles Dodgers 3; Montreal Expos 4 San Diego Padres 3 (10); San Francisco Giants 3 St Louis Cardinals 1.

----------------------------------------------------------------- East Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- W L Pct GB Pittsburgh Pirates 44 37 .543 - Montreal Expos 39 39 .500 3 Chicago Cubs 39 41 .488 4 St Louis Cardinals 39 41 .488 4 New York Mets 38 43 .469 6 Philadelphia Phillies 36 44 .450 7 ----------------------------------------------------------------- West Division ----------------------------------------------------------------- Cincinnati Reds 48 31 .608 - Atlanta Braves 44 35 .557 4 San Diego Padres 43 39 .524 6 Houston Astros 38 43 .469 11 San Francisco Giants 37 42 .468 11 Los Angeles Dodgers 34 44 .436 13 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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