Sport in Short: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE Pittsburgh Pirates became the first major league team to secure a divisional title, winning the National League East for the third time in a row. The Oakland Athletics also clinched their fourth American League West title in five years when the second-placed Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox 9-4.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Baltimore Orioles 7 Boston Red Sox 3; Cleveland Indians 6 New York Yankees 4; Chicago White Sox 9 Minnesota Twins 4; California Angels 6 Kansas City Royals 5 (11).

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Pittsburgh Pirates 10 Chicago Cubs 3; Philadelphia Phillies 7 New York Mets 6 (10); Philadelphia Phillies 7 New York Mets 6; St Louis Cardinals 4 Montreal Expos 1.