Sport in Short: Baseball

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The Independent Online
THE Atlanta Braves, the 1991 World Series runners-up, have clinched their second successive National League West title, the first team to achieve such a feat since the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977-78. The Braves now meet the National League East champions, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in a repeat of last season's National League Championship play-off, which was won by Atlanta in seven games.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Cleveland Indians 4 New York Yankees 3; Baltimore Orioles 7 Detroit Tigers 2; Toronto Blue Jays 5 Boston Red Sox 2; Minnesota Twins 5 Chicago White Sox 4; Oakland Athletics 5 Texas Rangers 0; Kansas City Royals 2 California Angels 0; Milwaukee Brewers 7 Seattle Mariners 4.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Los Angeles Dodgers 5 Cincinnati Reds 0; Atlanta Braves 6 San Francisco Giants 0; Philadelphia Phillies 5 New York Mets 3; Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Chicago Cubs 0; St Louis Cardinals 2 Montreal Expos 1 (10); Houston Astros 6 San Diego Padres 5.